A tsunami warning was lifted after Japan was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Saturday morning.
An official government website shows only a “tsunami forecast” of minimal sea level changes, reported CNN.
One meter waves were reported along the coast and 7,000 residents from the city of Watari were evacuated, reported the Japanese broadcaster NHK.
The quake occurred off the coast of Ishinomaki, part of Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan. The video of the city shaking quickly went viral on social media. The tremors of the quake could be felt as far as Tokyo – about 240 miles away.
Local firefights reported no damage and further confirmed that the area’s nuclear facilities remain safe.
The event occurred just 65 miles from Fukushima, where a 9.0 magnitude quake a decade ago resulted in a devastating tsunami and subsequent meltdown at the city’s nuclear power plant.