By Jessica Plautz
November 21, 2016
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima, triggering tsunami advisories for a large part of the Pacific coast of Japan.
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A strong earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Japan just before 6 a.m. local time Tuesday morning. The USGS downgraded an original 7.3 magnitude rating to 6.9.

A tsunami warning of up to 3 meters (10 feet) has been issued for Fukushima, which was devastated by an earthquake in 2011.

The Japan Meteoroligical Agency said the quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometers, or about 6 miles, according to the Associated Press.

Government officials are warning residents along the coast to move inland. Advisories have been issued for a large area along the Pacific coast, according to NBC News.

Fukushima has been experiencing a rebound in tourists, who are drawn to Fukushima prefecture’s natural attractions, like the Bandai-kogen highlands.

The 2011 earthquake had a magnitude of 9.