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Strong earthquake hits northeastern Japan, tsunami warning issued: NHK

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Japan Meteorological Agency's earthquake and volcano observations division director Koji Nakamura points at a map showing earthquake information during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Nov 22, 2016.

[TOKYO] A strong 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit northeastern Japan early on Tuesday, with the country's meteorological agency issuing a tsunami warning for the region's coast, including Fukushima prefecture, public broadcaster NHK said.

A some 3m tsunami could hit the northeastern coast, the agency said, including Fukushima - home to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, site of one of the world's worst nuclear disasters.

AFP

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