An earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale has occurred off the north east coast of Japan in the Fukishima prefecture, The United States Geological Survey reports.
Japanese authorities have issued a Tsunami advisory for the area. USGS is reporting that the earthquake was at a depth of 10 kilometers and was felt as far south as Tokyo.
The area was hit by its most powerful earthquake ever to hit Japan on March the 11th 2011. The quake produced a tsunami that reached heights of 133 feet in places and Japanese authorities have put the combined death toll at over 15,000 people. The damage from the combination of an earthquake and tsunami caused a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant that lead to three explosions and a radiation leak that has turned large parts of the surrounding area in to a ghost town as people fled to avoid the radiation.