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Japan earthquake: Fukushima nuclear plant evacuated following aftershock

April 11, 2011

From The Telegraph

A magnitude 7.1 aftershock has rattled Japan a month after the magnitude 9   earthquake that spawned a deadly tsunami.

Authorities issued a warning for a three feet high tsunami after today’s   earthquake, which had its epicentre in Fukushima prefecture. The warning was   lifted after an hour.

Workers battling to contain a crisis at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant   were ordered to evacuate after the powerful aftershock, operator TEPCO said.

The earthquake briefly knocked out power to crippled reactors before   electricity was restored.

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The news comes four days after northern Japan was hit by a 7.4 magnitude   earthquake with an epicentre 25 miles under water near Sendai, a city   devastated by the tsunami on March 11.

From The Telegraph

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