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

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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