If you’ve been feeling anxious or overwhelmed at the thought of a tsunami hitting your area, you may want to head to the Tokyo metropolitan area for a bit of a break.
According to Japanese news agency Kyodo, the country’s tsunami warning system is reporting that there was a strong earthquake in Tohoku region.
The Tohokuyama-based National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology said the tremor was magnitude 7.8, with a depth of more than 300 kilometers.
The quake struck at 6:28am local time (11:28 GMT), about 12 minutes after a magnitude 7 quake struck near Tohomatsu.
It was preceded by a magnitude 6.1 quake that shook the coastal town of Takamatsu, about 1,600 kilometers (620 miles) away.
The tsunami warning is in effect for all of Japan until 3pm local time Sunday, when the tsunami warning will be lifted.