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Strong earthquake hits Japan, triggers Fukushima tsunami

TOKYO: A powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit northeastern Japan on Tuesday, triggering tsunamis along the coast including a one-metre (3.3-foot) wave that crashed ashore at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant. National broadcaster NHK urged residents in the region to "flee immediately" to high ground, reminding listeners to heed the lessons of the "Great East Japan Earthquake". A massive undersea quake that hit in March 2011 unleashed a tsunami that left more than 18,500 people dead or missing, and sent three…