Just got slammed by another earthquake. Thankfully, this one hasn't been destructive.
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook in north Japan near Hachinohe, Honshu, on Monday night. Supposedly, a small tsunami hit one of the coastal areas, but it wasn't enough to cause any serious damage.
Although la larger tsunami warning was canceled, people living in coastal areas in the north have been advised to take extra precaution, as aftershocks are possible even a month after the initial activity.
Tidal waves have been reported, and people in Japan have been told to stay away from the beaches, be careful driving and look out for fires that can often occur after an earthquake.
So far, it doesn't look like this quake has been, or will turn out, as bad as others in the past. The last major earthquake led to a major tsunami, causing the meltdown of the Fukushima power plant.
From Japan's history with these natural disasters, we can hope that the country is readily prepared to take on anything that could hit, and that people living in disaster-prone ares know what to do.