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article imageTsunami warning lifted in Japan after 7.1 earthquake

By Igor I. Solar     Apr 7, 2011 in World
Miyagi - A 7.1-magnitude earthquake near Miyagi in the coast of Honshu has recently hit Japan. A tsunami warning with possible two-meter waves was issued and later lifted.
The Japanese authorities lifted tsunami warnings after a strong aftershock of 7.1 on the Richter scale that occurred at 23.32 local time to 40 km deep off the coast of Miyagi province, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
According to the U.S., people who live along the coast of Miyagi Prefecture were told to to evacuate to higher ground in anticipation of waves up to two meters.
The quake was felt in Tokyo, 400 miles south, where buildings and houses have been shaken for several seconds.
NHK public television said the two nuclear plants in Fukushima were not damaged and TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Co.) says there is no signs of new problems at the plant. Work is continuing as usual at the plant.
However, Fukushima has been evacuated because of the previous tsunami warning. Kyodo News reports no injuries or casualties have been reported.
This was the same area affected by the earthquake on March 11 that reached magnitude 9.0.
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