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Minor tsunami hit Tohoku’s coastline, including in a city near the Fukushima nuclear plant, after a strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast.

The manager of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant said no abnormal activity was reported after the quake, which a Meteorological Agency official said appeared to be an aftershock of the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011.

Minor tsunami as high as 20 cm (7.8 inches) were observed in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, and Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture, the Meteorological Agency said.

Tidal waves of 10 cm were also logged in the city of Soma, about 40 km (25 miles) north of the Fukushima No. 1 plant.
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Minor tsunami hit Fukushima coast after strong quake (Japan Times)

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