Japan tsunami warnings lifted

Tsunami warnings for north-east Japan have been lifted after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake in Tokyo. A one metre tsunami wave had hit north-east Japan.

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Miyagi Prefecture also hit by 2011 Japan tsunami

The Miyagi Prefecture is marked in red on the map. Credit: Google Maps

A tsunami warning has been issued for the Miyagi Prefecture, marked in red on the map above.

The same area was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.

That quake triggered fuel-rod meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear plant, causing radiation leakage, contamination of food and water and mass evacuations in the world's worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl in 1986.

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