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Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes off Fukushima in Japan, triggering tsunamis

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima in northeast Japan early Tuesday, sending residents fleeing to higher ground and prompting worries about the nuclear power plant destroyed by a tsumani five years ago. Lines of cars were seen snaking away from the coast in the pre-dawn hours after authorities issued a tsunami warning

Tsunami warning issued for Fukushima Prefecture after magnitude 7.3 earthquake

A tsunami warning has been issued for Fukushima, and much of Japan’s northern Pacific coast, following a magnitude 7.3 earthquake on Tuesday morning.   The epicentre of the earthquake, which was felt in Tokyo, was off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of about 10 kilometres, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. A tsunami warning


Early reports of a Japan earthquake Preliminary M7.3 of Fukushima Tsunami advisory has been issued (for Fukushima Prefecture … also for Aomori, Iwate , Miyagi, Ibaraki, & Chiba Prefectures) Residents have been urged to leave the Fukushima coast USGS reporting M7.3 67km northeast of Iwaki (on Honshu) Earthquake hit at 6:01 a.m. local time Depth reported

Another big quake hits southern Japan, people flee onto streets

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck southern Japan early on Saturday, killing at least six people, injuring many more and bringing down buildings, media reported, just over a day after a quake killed nine people in the same region. Authorities warned of damage over a wide area, as reports came in of scores of people trapped

Conservatives push agenda at Japan’s public TV

 Minutes of a recent governing board meeting of Japan’s public broadcaster NHK seem to back up suspicions that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, despite his denials, is trying to use Japan’s news giant to promote his nationalist agenda. The minutes, posted on NHK’s website but not widely reported, show conservatives appointed to the board by Abe