Powerful Earthquake strikes off Fukushima in Japan, ‘tsunami warning issued’

A tsunami warning for waves up to three metres has been issued after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit northeastern Japan.
People are being warned to evacuate low-lying areas and Tokyo Electric Power Co was checking its nuclear plants for any damage.
The epicenter is not far from Fukushima’s Daiichi plant, which in 2011 had a nuclear meltdown following Japan’s strongest-ever earthquake – a 9.0.
The operator of the plant said things appeared to be normal after Monday’s quake, according to Japanese public broadcaster NHK.

The quake struck off the Japanese coast, 67km northeast of Iwaki city, at a depth of 11.4km, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
TV pictures showed ships moving out to sea from Fukushima harbors.
LIVE NOW: Sea water seen flowing in between sea-walls off coast of Fukushima prefecture.

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