.Miyagi, Japan
A 7.2 magnitude struck off Japan's northeastern coast on Saturday. (AFP Photo/Representative)

  • The tsunami advisory was issued after the quake hit in Pacific waters off the Miyagi region
  • Following the tsunami alert, thousands of households received evacuation warnings
  • The evacuation warnings were lifted around 7.30 pm

.Tokyo, Japan
A tsunami breeching an embankment and flowing into the city of Miyako in Iwate prefecture, in the wake of the 9.0-magnitude quake. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • A 9.0-magnitude quake hit Japan on March 11, 2011
  • Around 18,500 people were killed or left missing in the disaster
  • Earlier this week, there were searches in Miyagi and Fukushima for those still missing

.Miyagi, Japan
A picture shows debris scattered at the lobby of Sendai airport at Natori city in Miyagi prefecture on March 17, 2011 following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. (AFP File Photo)

  • Forensic dental and DNA analysis has revealed that the skeletal remains are of Natsuko Okuyama
  • Okuyama, 61, went missing when waves swept in on March 11, 2011 after devastating tsunami
  • More than 2,500 are still officially till date missing in the 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown