Soldiers warn of tsunami threat in NE Japan

Soldiers warn of tsunami threat in NE Japan

March 13th, 2011 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

SOMA, Japan - Soldiers and officials in northeastern Japan are warning residents that the area could be hit by another tsunami and are ordering residents to higher ground.

Helicopters land aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga Saturday in the Sea of Japan. The ship is supporting earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Lt. K. Madison Carter)

Sirens around the town of Soma went off late Monday morning and public address systems ordered residents to higher ground.

Kyodo News Agency said the tsunami could be 10 feet (3 meters) high, citing Fukushima prefectural officials.

An Associated Press reporter stood about 100 yards (100 meters) from the coast.

The area was hit by a massive quake and tsunami on Friday.