Small tsunami hits Japan after 7.1 quake
Workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant were evacuated when a small tsunami hit Japan after a powerful undersea quake yesterday, highlighting the continued threat to the area devastated by the 2011 quake-tsunami.
The government Meteorological Agency warned people to stay away from the Pacific coast for nearly two hours as the tsunami, which was recorded as being as high as 55 centimetres in one place, rolled ashore.
The 7.1-magnitude quake struck at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres at 2:10am local time , according to the US Geological Survey. Japan's meteorological agency said the quake was an aftershock of the March 2011 tremor.