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Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits Japan

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Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits Japan


A powerful aftershock has hit northeast Japan, triggering a tsunami alert, a month to the day since Japan’s last double disaster.
Today’s magnitude 7.1 tremor struck not far from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. The site was evacuated. Power supply was cut in several reactors but later restored. The tsunami alert has since been lifted.
The latest quake was felt as far afied as Tokyo, nearly 170 kilometres south.

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