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Second earthquake in three days hits Fukushima, no tsunami warning this time

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Stephen Feller
The second earthquake in three days to hit off the coast of Fukushima province in Japan, this one reported as a 6.1 magnitude by the Japan Meteorological Agency, hit around 6:23 a.m. Thursday morning. It was felt in Tokyo, like the previous one, however no tsunami warning was issued and there have been no reports of injuries or damage to property. Photo by Google Maps
The second earthquake in three days to hit off the coast of Fukushima province in Japan, this one reported as a 6.1 magnitude by the Japan Meteorological Agency, hit around 6:23 a.m. Thursday morning. It was felt in Tokyo, like the previous one, however no tsunami warning was issued and there have been no reports of injuries or damage to property. Photo by Google Maps

FUKUSHIMA, Japan, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- An earthquake hit off the coast of Japan near Fukushima for the second time in three days Wednesday, though there was far less cause for concern this time.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit off the shore of southern Fukushima, but no tsunami warning was issued Wednesday, as was the case days ago. Although the quake was felt as far away as Tokyo, there were no reports of damage or injuries.

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The earthquake was relatively shallow under the seabed of the Pacific Ocean, the agency said, and while there could be a slight change in sea surface level it does pose a threat to people.

No abnormalities were detected at Fukushima or other nuclear power stations in the area, unlike what followed the 7.4 magnitude earthquake early Monday morning.

While no lives were lost and there was little damage in that quake as well, the government issued a tsunami warning -- waves were seen, but no major damage was reported -- and 10,000 people were evacuated while power was briefly lost due to waves affecting nuclear power stations.

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