Japan: Tsunami hits Japan, Nuclear Plant disrupted

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A powerful 7.4 magnitude Earthquake Smacked the coast of Fukushima prefecture, Japan on Tuesday causing a Tsunami in Japan.

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The tsunami in Japan was up to 90 centimeters (3 feet) was recorded about an hour after the 6 a.m. earthquake.

Earthquake briefly disrupted cooling functions of nuclear plant and generated tsunami which has hit the same region in 2011. No deaths or serious injuries have been reported after the quake.

The tsunami in Japan of up to 1.4 meters (4.5 feet) had been observed around Sendai, about 70 km (45 miles) north of Fukushima.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said the tsunami threat had now largely passed.
It said, “Sea level fluctuations may continue along some coasts of Japan over the next few hours”.
Japan’s Nuclear Power plants on the coast have been shut down.
A spokeswoman for Tokyo Electric Power said, “The cooling system for a storage pool for spent nuclear fuel at the reactor at its Fukushima Daini Plant had been halted”.

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