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Minor Tsunami hits Japan after Powerful Quake

Tokyo, Feb 17: A powerful undersea earthquake triggered a minor tsunami in northern Japan, creating panic among the citizens today. However, no casualty or damage was reported so far.

The 6.9 magnitude quake hit the coast, the area that was completely devastated by major tsunami in 2011. It struck at around 8.06 am in the Pacific Ocean, 210 km east of Miyako. The depth was up to 10 km.

According to reports, the sea wave rose to 20 cm in Kuji and it may be up to 3.3 ft.

The authorities have ordered evacuation of more than 19,000 people in the area.

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