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residents in the Japanese city of Soma taking refuge at an evacuation centre and of damages inside a home after a powerful overnight earthquake rattled large parts of Japan.

Japan residents deal with earthquake aftermath

Four people were reported dead and more than 100 injured in Japan on Thursday after a powerful overnight earthquake rattled large parts of the east coast and prompted a tsunami warning, authorities said.

Residents and officials in the country's northeast were still trying to assess the damage early on Thursday, after the 7.4-magnitude quake that hit shortly before midnight.

The quake off the coast of Fukushima derailed a bullet train, opened cracks in highways and threw products from shelves in shops.