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Fukushima Residents Advised to 'Evacuate Immediately' After 6.9 Earthquake Triggers Tsunami Warning

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A tsunami warning is in effect in Fukushima, Japan, where residents have been urged to evacuate following a 6.9 earthquake that struck off the country’s coast on Monday evening. The earthquake was downgraded after initial reports placed it at a 7.3.

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The Japan Meteorological Agency warns a tsunami between three to ten feet could follow the earthquake, which struck off of the eastern coast of Honshu at 5:59 a.m. Tuesday (3:59 p.m. Monday ET), CNN reports.

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This story is developing and will be updated.

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