Tsunami waves gush up rivers in Japan

Small tsunami waves have hit a number of Japan's coastal cities (Newshub)
Small tsunami waves have hit a number of Japan's coastal cities (Newshub)

Small tsunami waves have hit a number of cities on the eastern coast of Japan after a 6.9 magnitude quake struck off the coast of the country.

The waves ranged from 90 centimetres in height at Soma Port in Fukushima to a 60 centimetre wave Onahama Port in Fukushima.

One woman recorded a wave being funnelled upstream in Tagajo around 8am local time.

The woman was very scared by the power of the water, she told the Japanese state broadcaster.

From her condo she saw numerous large waves move upstream.

In Iwaki, a man recorded a similar phenomenon.

He told the Japanese state broadcaster he saw the wave just after 7am local time while standing on a bridge over the Bindagawa river.

He also said he felt like it was dangerous to be there so he quickly left.

The Meteorological Agency says a tsunami measuring 1.4 meters reached Sendai Port in Miyagi.

Newshub.