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Live updates from CNN are here.
An earthquake hit Miyagi Prefecture today (3/11) at 2:46 pm and measured 8.8 on the Richter scale (Sanspo had the first update.) (The original magnitude was measured at 7.9 but this has been updated.) This follows a 7.3 earthquake in Miyagi on Thursday.
Here’s a map in English courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency.
There are tsunami warnings for the coast of Miyagi, and waves may reach 6 m (20ft). There have been aftershocks felt in Iwate prefecture and meter-high waves observed in Fukushima prefecture (source). There is severe flooding in Miyagi. Tokyo also felt the earthquake and the fire department has been dispatched to deal with a fire in Odaibu. Narita and Haneda Airports are closed. There is a blackout in northeastern Japan.
As for Ishikawa, the earthquake measured 1 in the Noto and 2 south of Hakui according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. Other than some slightly nauseating shaking at the Anamizu Town Hall, we appear to be okay.
Readers, could you please comment and let us know if you’re okay, too?