Tsunami alert issued in Japan after 7,1-magnitude quake.

10/7 Tass 24

TOKYO, July 10 (Itar-Tass) —— A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck northeastern Japan on Sunday. A tsunami alert is issued. No information about victims or destruction was immediately available.

According to the national meteorological agency, a 50-cm tsunami wave may reach the coasts of the prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima. Local residents are warned not to approach the ocean coast line.

The Tokyo Electric Power company, the Fukushima-1 NPP operator, reported the quake had not affected the work at the plant. The JR railway company decided to halt the high-speed train traffic for some time due to the earth tremours.

The epicentre was located in the Pacific near the northeastern coast of Japan’s main Island Honshu. Strong tremours were felt in 25 out of the country’s 47 prefectures, including Tokyo.

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