Magnitude 7.1-quake jolts Japan coast

12:32, 11 April 2011
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A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rattled the northeastern coast of Japan Monday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, according to CNN.

Japan`s Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning, predicting a potential wave of two-meters in Miyagi, Fukushima and Chiba and Ibaraki prefectures.

The quake was centered about 164 kilometers (101 miles) northeast of Tokyo, according to the USGS. Residents in Tokyo felt the jolts.

Workers at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant were asked to evacuate.

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