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One killed in Japan quake


At least one person has been killed and scores of others were injured when an earthquake hit the western coast of Japan.

The quake measured 7.1 on the Richter scale.

It centred below the seabed off the Noto peninsula in the Ishikawa Prefecture.

It triggered landslides and buckled roads when it struck. At least nine houses collapsed.

Moments earlier, two earthquakes hit near Vanuatu in the South Pacific.

The quakes, measuring magnitude 7.1 and 7.3, centred south-south-east of the capital, Port Vila.

In Japan, the victim was a 52-year-old woman.

She died in Wajima after being trapped under a stone lantern that toppled in her garden.

Flights between Tokyo and Ishikawa have been suspended.

But a tsunami warning has been lifted.

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