Weather Wars: 7.0 Earthquake Strikes Off Okinawa,Japan
(CNN) — A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Japan’s Ryukyu Islands early Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
Soon after the 5:31 a.m. (3:31 p.m. Friday ET) quake, Japan’s Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami advisory, recommending that people on the Okinawa Islands evacuate from the seashore. The advisory also affected the Amami Islands and Tokara Islands.
The quake was centered about 6 miles (10 km) deep, about 53 miles (85 km) from Okinawa.