Fortunately, the advisory was lifted and no damage yet reported. I'd like to urge you to read Deep Harms's excellent diary: US government knew early on that Fukushima meltdowns had occurred.
Original Content Follows:
TOKYO — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 struck off Japan's northeast coast Friday triggering a tsunami warning, the Japanese Meteorological Agency said.
The quake, which swayed buildings in Tokyo, struck at a depth of 20 kilometres at 0536 GMT off the Fukushima coast, according to a preliminary report from the agency.
Agence France-Presse August 18, 2011 11:03 PM (Pacific Time)
UPDATE 4.25pm: THE Japanese meteorological agency has lifted a tsunami advisory after a strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit off the northeast coast.
The quake, which swayed buildings in Tokyo, struck at a depth of 20km, off the Fukushima coast, according to a preliminary report from the Japanese Meteorological Agency.