Japan Hit By Another Earthquake

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A major earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean off northeastern Japan early Sunday, triggering a tsunami alert and the evacuation of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant.

The U.S. Geological Service said the quake measured 7.0 magnitude. Japanese measurements put it at 7.1.

The quake’s epicenter was 130 miles east of Sendai, a city hard-hit by the huge quake and tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan in March. The depth was about 20 miles.

Operators of the tsunami-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant evacuated workers after Sunday’s quake, broadcaster NHK said.

The same region was hit by a smaller quake on Thursday. That quake registered 5.6 and was nearer to Fukushima but 28 miles deep.

The March 11 quake was magnitude 9.0, triggering a tsunami that destroyed whole towns. More than 22,600 people are dead or missing.

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