Japan Meteorological Agency's director of earthquake and tsunami observation division, Shinya Tsukada, speaks during a press conference in Tokyo after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off country's northeastern coast. Photo: AFP Japan Meteorological Agency's director of earthquake and tsunami observation division, Shinya Tsukada, speaks during a press conference in Tokyo after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off country's northeastern coast. Photo: AFP
Japan Meteorological Agency's director of earthquake and tsunami observation division, Shinya Tsukada, speaks during a press conference in Tokyo after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off country's northeastern coast. Photo: AFP
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Japan shaken by strong quake near epicentre of one that caused 2011 Fukushima disaster

  • The 6.8 magnitude quake struck off Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture, near the epicentre of the 2011 quake which triggered a tsunami and nuclear disaster
  • Saturday’s earthquake was felt in Tokyo and caused power outages and transport disruptions, with officials warning of aftershocks

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Japan Meteorological Agency's director of earthquake and tsunami observation division, Shinya Tsukada, speaks during a press conference in Tokyo after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off country's northeastern coast. Photo: AFP Japan Meteorological Agency's director of earthquake and tsunami observation division, Shinya Tsukada, speaks during a press conference in Tokyo after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off country's northeastern coast. Photo: AFP
Japan Meteorological Agency's director of earthquake and tsunami observation division, Shinya Tsukada, speaks during a press conference in Tokyo after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off country's northeastern coast. Photo: AFP
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