BREAKING: Parts of Japan Evacuated as Minor Tsunami Expected

Tsunami of 2011 following a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, triggering the meltdown of three nuclear reactors at Fukashima. (Youtube)

Tsunami of 2011 following a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, triggering the meltdown of three nuclear reactors at Fukashima. Some waves were 133 ft. in height. Current wave estimates for the most recent tsunami are minor in comparison and focused on low-lying regions of the peninsula. (Youtube)

BREAKING: Parts of Japan Evacuated as Minor Tsunami Expected

Following the cancellation of the Tsunami Advisory for California this afternoon, according to a report from the National Weather Service, low-lying parts of Japan are being evacuated as the small waves are set to hit the coast starting at 20:20 UTC for parts of Chiba, Fukushima and Aichi prefectures, according to public broadcaster NHK.

ESTIMATED TIMES OF ARRIVAL
--------------------------

  * ESTIMATED TIMES OF ARRIVAL -ETA- OF THE INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE
    FOR PLACES WITHIN THREATENED REGIONS ARE GIVEN BELOW. ACTUAL
    ARRIVAL TIMES MAY DIFFER AND THE INITIAL WAVE MAY NOT BE THE
    LARGEST. A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES AND THE TIME BETWEEN
    WAVES CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR.

    LOCATION         REGION             COORDINATES    ETA(UTC)
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    KUSHIRO          JAPAN             42.9N 144.3E   2028 09/17
    KATSUURA         JAPAN             35.1N 140.3E   2059 09/17
    HACHINOHE        JAPAN             40.5N 141.5E   2108 09/17
    SHIMIZU          JAPAN             32.8N 133.0E   2214 09/17
    NOBEOKA          JAPAN             32.5N 131.8E   2217 09/17

Footage of the 2011 Tsunami

While waves aren’t expected to be larger than 1-2 feet, Japan is no stranger to previous tsunami evacuations. In 2011, a major tsunami devastated the coast of Tōhoku following a 9.0 magnitude earthquake 43 miles east of the Oshaka peninsula. Waves were recorded up to 133 ft in height in Miyako. The quake and subsequent tsunami caused the devastating meltdown of three nuclear reactors in Fukashima.

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