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Saturday 23 August 2014

Japanese quake strikes tsunami zone

Published 08/12/2012 | 05:00

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A STRONG earthquake has struck the same Japanese coast devastated by last year's massive quake and tsunami, generating small waves but no immediate reports of heavy damage.

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Several people along the north-eastern coast were reportedly injured and buildings in Tokyo and elsewhere swayed for several minutes.

The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 and struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Miyagi prefecture at 5.18pm (0818 GMT), the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The epicenter was 10 kilometres beneath the seabed.

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