6.8-Magnitude Earthquake in Japan Sparks Tsunami Warnings

A tsunami warning was in effect Tuesday night in Japan after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake shook a northwestern part of the country.

The earthquake registered off the western coast of Yamagata, roughly 30 miles southwest of the city of Sakata, according to Japan’s Meteorological Agency. The shallow quake hit around 6 miles below the sea’s surface.

The agency predicted that a tsunami of up to three feet could happen along the coast of the northwestern prefectures of Yamagata, Niigata and Ishikawa. Officials don’t expect major damage as a result, The Japan Times reported.

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SOURCE: Nicole Darrah, Fox News