Quake shakes northeastern Japan, tsunami warning issued

TOKYO Thu Apr 7, 2011 11:22am EDT

A USGS graphic showing the location of a strong earthquake off the coast of Japan, April 7, 2011. REUTERS/USGS/Handout

A USGS graphic showing the location of a strong earthquake off the coast of Japan, April 7, 2011.

Credit: Reuters/USGS/Handout

TOKYO (Reuters) - A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.4 shook northeast and eastern Japan late on Thursday, and a tsunami warning was issued for the northeastern coast of Japan, an area badly hit by the March 11 earthquake.

Japan's NHK public television repeatedly said those in areas where the tsunami warnings were issued should evacuate to higher ground.

(Reporting by Chizu Nomiyama; Editing by Daniel Magnowski)

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