(CNN) – A tsunami warning has been issued following an earthquake off the east coast of Japan, the US National Tsunami Warning Center reported on Saturday.


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According to the National Tsunami Warning Center, the tsunami warning is for Hachinohe, Japan and Niigata, Japan.

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Latest information from USGS show the earthquake has been revised to a 7.0 preliminary magnitude with a depth of 54 kilometers (34 miles). CNN teams in Tokyo felt the earthquake.

It was recorded off the coast of Ishinomaki, a city located just 65 miles (104 km) from Fukushima, the site of a devastating 9.0 magnitude quake 10 years ago that caused the country’s worst nuclear disaster on record.

A powerful earthquake that hit Japan last month was an aftershock of the 2011 event, according to the national Meteorological Agency. READ MORE 

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