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Japan: Strong 6.8 quake hits coast of Fukushima, triggers small tsunami

Jul 12, 2014    

Tokyo A strong earthquake hit Japan's northern coast Saturday near the nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 tsunami. At least one person was injured and a small tsunami was triggered, but no damage was reported.Japan's Meteorological Agency said the magnitude-6.8 quake struck 10 kilometers (6 miles) below the sea surface off the coast of Fukushima. The 422 a.m. (1922 GMT Friday) quake shook buildings in Tokyo, about 250 kilometers (120 miles) southwest of the epicenter.A 20-centimeter (8-inch) tsunami reached the coast of Ishinomaki Ayukawa and Ofunato about 50 minutes after the quake. Sma...

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