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Earthquake sparks Japan tsunami warning.

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake off north-eastern Japan near Fukushima prefecture has prompted a tsunami warning of possible 3 meters waves. The Japan Meteorological Agency said that the quake struck on Tuesday morning at about 06:00 local time. The depth of the quake was estimated to be around 25 kilometers. In 2011, a large tsunami caused by a quake destroyed the Fukushima nuclear power plant. A tsunami warning was also issued for Miyagi prefecture, where a 1.4 meter wave was observed at Sendai port. The US Geological Survey initially put the magnitude at
7.3 but later downgraded this to 6.9, lower than the number given by the Japanese authorities.

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