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A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Japan with a tsunami warning being issued in Niigata Prefecture, Honshu. At least eight people have been killed and over 700 injured. There was a fire in the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant as well as a small leak but not sufficient to damage the environment.

The death toll in Japan following a powerful earthquake has risen, with hospital officials saying at least five elderly people have were killed and nearly 650 people injured in the quake.

  1. AFP via ABC News Australia
  2. AFP via Reuters
  3. BBC
  4. CNN
  5. Kyodo News

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