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Japan lifted its tsunami warning hours after an earthquake struck off the Fukushima coast

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UPDATE: 8:17 P.M. EST

Japan lifted its tsunami warning hours after an earthquake struck off the Fukushima coast. 

UPDATE: 5:17 P.M. EST 

A tsunami wave was detected approximately 12.4 miles off the coast of Iwaki City, which is located in the Fukushima Prefecture. 

CNN reports that the Japan Broadcasting Corporation has urged people along the coast to evacuate the area immediately. 

An earthquake with the preliminary magnitude of 6.9 struck off Fukushima, Japan, Tuesday morning. 

A tsunami warning was issued shortly after it struck around 5:59 a.m. local time. 

CNN is reporting that a tsunami wave of 3-10 feet is possible. 

Tremors from the quake were felt as far away as Tokyo, according to ABC News

The Fukushima prefecture is home to a nuclear facility that was destroyed by a tsunami in 2011. 

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