Tsunami struck Japanese region suffers fresh quake

A strong earthquake has shaken northeastern Japan in the same region that was devastated by a giant tsunami and quake two and a half years ago.

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Tsunami struck Japanese region suffers fresh quake
Tsunami struck Japanese region suffers fresh quake

AP

A strong earthquake has shaken northeastern Japan in the same region that was devastated by a giant tsunami and quake two and a half years ago.

There were no immediate reports of injuries from the quake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 that struck shortly after midday Sunday.

NHK TV said there were no immediate reports of problems at any of the nuclear power plants in the area, including Fukushima Dai-ichi plant that went into multiple meltdowns after the March 2011 tsunami.

NHK says some roads were blocked off and some trains stopped running temporarily for safety checks.

The Japan Meteorological Agency says the quake was centered near the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, and shook a wide region, including Fukushima and Iwate prefectures. There was no risk of a tsunami.

Associated Press

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