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1 quake reported off Japan's east coast

1 quake reported off Japan's east coast”

An quake has struck off the east coast of Japan - almost 200 miles east of the Fukushima nuclear plant, site of the disaster in 2011 after the deadly tsunami that ensued in the aftermath of a massive quake.

The Japanese quake struck along a major fault line under the Pacific Ocean about 200 miles east of Fukushima.

A massive undersea quake that hit in March 2011 sent a tsunami crashing into Japan's northeast coast, leaving more than 18,000 people dead or missing, and sending three reactors into meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant.

Local residents have been told to expect tsunami warnings. While it was felt over a wide area, including the capital city of Wellington, no damage was reported and no tsunami warnings were issued.

The tremor is said to have measured above 6.1, according to the US Geographical Society (USGS).



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