Japan Earthquake August 19, 2011- Tsunami Warning Lifted
An Earthquake Hit Japan On August 18, 2011. The 6.8 Quake Triggered a Tsunami Warning for the Fukushima Region
A 6.8 earthquake occurred near Japan on Friday, August 19, 2011.
Nearly three million people may have felt the quake, which hit northeastern Japan on Friday afternoon.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the August 19 Japan quake was centered around 99 km (61 miles) SE of Sendai, Honshu at a depth of about 39.1 km (24.3 miles). They measured the quake at 6.5 while other reports recorded a magnitude of 6.8.
A tsunami warning was issued in the wake of the Honshu quake. The tsunami warning was later lifted, according to Reuters.
Here is the US Geological Survey report on the August 19, 2011 Japan earthquake.
No tsunami warning has been issued for North America following the most recent Japan earthaquake.
A 5.9 earthquake hit near Honshu on August 11, 2011
Located in the Ring of Fire, Japan suffered a massive quake back in March of this year.