07 Apr '11, 11pm

Japan quake update: At least 2 killed and over 100 injured after 7.1 aftershock

Japan quake update: At least 2 killed and over 100 injured after 7.1 aftershock

Hotel guests check their mobile phones for earthquake news after they evacuated the building in Ichinoseki, Japan. -- PHOTO: AP TOKYO - A POWERFUL 7.1-magnitude earthquake late on Thursday hit the same area of Japan that was ravaged by disaster a month ago, seismologists said, prompting a local tsunami alert. Power was cut to parts of the north-east of the country, much of which is still struggling with the effects of the monster tsunami that roared ashore four weeks ago. The new quake caused a handful of injuries, national broadcaster NHK said, but there were no reported deaths. The tsunami alert was later cancelled after no deadly wave materialised. Workers battling to control the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant on the north-east coast were temporarily ordered to evacuate, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) said. The evacuation order came less than 2...

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