Japan: Earthquake prompts Fukushima evacuation, Tsunami warning lifted

The BBC’s Roland Buerk described how the quake felt in Hanamaki in north-east Japan

Authorities in north-east Japan ordered a general evacuation and workers at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant took shelter after an earthquake triggered a new tsunami warning.

However, the tsunami warning was lifted after 90 minutes and the earthquake – with a magnitude of 7.1 – did little obvious damage.

Fukushima officials said the quake had no detectable effect at the plant.

Last month’s 9.0 earthquake set off a tsunami which devastated the region.

Read the full story on BBC.


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