A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Honshu, Japan on Saturday morning, and a tsunami advisory was issued for the Fukushima coast.
The earthquake was “felt from Hokkaido in the north all the way to Kyushu in the south,” reported Mark Willacy, the north Asia correspondent for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
“It was really strong in Tokyo,” said Zach Kuhn, an expat living in Tokyo, via Twitter. “Shook my building wildly.”
Kuhn said that “most buildings shook in Tokyo,” and that “friends woke up if they were sleeping, and people seemed frightened.”
A tsunami advisory was initially issued for the Fukushima prefecture by the Japan Meteorological Agency, and was later expanded to the Iwate, Miyagi, and Ibaraki prefectures, and the Kujukuri and Sotobo Area, Chiba prefecture.