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.
- AFP via ABC News Australia
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- Kyodo News