Quake jolts northeast Japan; 50 cm. tsunami warning issued

July 10, 2011 04:42

TOKYO - A strong earthquake jolted northeastern Japan on Sunday, and workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant were evacuated after an alert for a tsunami of 50 cm was issued by the country's meteorological agency.

The US Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 7.3.There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, public broadcaster NHK said. The area was hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami in March which destroyed the Fukushima power plant and triggered a radiation crisis.

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