Evacuations Ordered As Japan Issues Tsunami Alert After Large Offshore Quake

A large magnitude 6.8 quake has struck off the northwestern coast of Japan. Kyodo news reports that authorities have issued a tsunami alert...

Tsunami Advisory

A marine threat is present. Get out of the water and leave coastal regions immediately.

Due to the risk of ongoing strong currents, do not enter the sea or approach coastal regions until the advisory is lifted.

The quake hit at 22:22: 20 Japan time.

NHK reports than people working at ports on the northwest coast of Japan should evacuate, as tsunami warnings for waves as high as 1m are issued.

Additionally, NHK reports that there are no concerns over the nuclear reactors in Kashiwazaki.