In a seismic upheaval, Ishikawa in central Japan was rattled by a formidable earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale, prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning. The tremor originated in the Noto region, setting off alarms for residents to swiftly evacuate while bracing for potential aftershocks.
The coastal areas along the Sea of Japan witnessed the initial impact of a one-meter-high (3.3 feet) tsunami, as reported by the public broadcaster NHK on Monday. Authorities are on high alert, anticipating a more substantial wave in the imminent hours. The situation remains tense as residents prepare for potential consequences in the aftermath of this significant seismic event.