07 Apr '11, 3pm

Earthquake shakes northeastern Japan, tsunami warning issued - Yahoo!

TOKYO (Reuters) - A major aftershock rocked northeast Japan on Thursday and a tsunami warning was issued for the coast devastated by last month's massive quake and tsunami that crippled a nuclear power plant. The warning was later lifted and no tsunami were reported. No damage from the quake, measured at magnitude 7.4 by the Japan Meteorological Agency, was detected at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said. Workers struggling to bring the plant under control were evacuated soon after the aftershock struck, shortly before midnight. Large parts of northern Japan, where infrastructure was severely damaged by the March 11 quake and tsunami, were without electricity following the latest of many aftershocks, the biggest since last month's killer quake. Toru Hanai, a Reuters photographer in Oshu, Iwate prefecture, near the epicentre of Thursda...

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