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Powerful quake injures 13 in Japan, 1 still missing

English.news.cn   2012-12-08 16:00:26            
 • About 13 people were injured and one still missing after anearthquake jolted off Japan Friday.
•  Japan's nuclear regulator said no abnormalities were detected at nuclear plants in the affected region
 • The Japan Meteorological Agency warned that there would be an aftershock up to magnitude 6.

JAPAN-TOKYO-EARTHQUAKE
Photo taken on Dec. 7, 2012 shows the scene of Japan's Tokyo after an earthquake. A 7.3-magnitude earthquake jolted off the east coast of Honshu of Japan, resulting in a tsunami warning for the country's northeastern coastal areas, according to Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). (Xinhua/Ma Ping)

TOKYO, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- About 13 people were injured and one still missing after a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted off eastern coast of Japan Friday.

Two seniors were found injured in Aomori and Miyagi Prefectures respectively Saturday morning, local police said. The rest 11 injured were reported Friday after the quake, which also triggered tsunami up to one meter high along parts of Japan's Pacific coast.

Iwate authorities said they are still searching for a senior, who went missing after evacuating in a boat from Kuji port in the prefecture in response to tsunami alerts.

Japan's nuclear regulator said no abnormalities were detected at nuclear plants in the affected region, including Fukushima Daiichi and Fukushima Daini plants.

Over 20,000 people evacuated and railway services and an airport were suspended temporarily after the temblor.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake was probably an aftershock of the catastrophic temblor hit the region in March 2011.

The agency also warned that there would be an aftershock up to magnitude 6 within a week.

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7.3-magnitude quake jolts off east coast of Honshu, Japan

TOKYO, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- A 7.3-magnitute earthquake jolted off the east coast of Honshu, Japan, resulting in a tsunami warning for the country's northeastern coastal areas, according to Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

The quake occurred at 5:18 p.m. local time Friday (08:18:24 GMT) . The epicenter was initially determined at 37.8 degrees north latitude, 144.2 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 10 km, the JMA reported. Full story

Tsunami warning lifted after quake in Japan's northeast

TOKYO, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- A tsunami warnings for Japan's northeastern coastal areas has been lifted following a 7.3- magnitude earthquake jolted off the east coast of Honshu, local press reported.

The warning for the northeastern Miyagi Prefecture were lifted at 7:20 local time by Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Japanese broadcaster NHK reported. Full story

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Editor: Tang Danlu
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