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Strong quake hits off Japan near Fukushima disaster zone

Men stand near a sign alerting passengers to a suspension in bullet train services in northeastern Japan due to an earthquake, at Nagano train station, central Japan December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Men stand near a sign alerting passengers to a suspension in bullet train services in northeastern Japan due to an earthquake, at Nagano train station, central Japan December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Men stand near a sign alerting passengers to a suspension in bullet train services in northeastern Japan due to an earthquake, at Nagano train station, central Japan December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
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Passengers gather after train services were suspended following an earthquake at Sendai station in Sendai, Miyagi prefecture, in this photo taken by Kyodo December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Kyodo

Passengers gather after train services were suspended following an earthquake at Sendai station in Sendai, Miyagi prefecture, in this photo taken by Kyodo December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Kyodo

Passengers gather after train services were suspended following an earthquake at Sendai station in Sendai, Miyagi prefecture, in this photo taken by Kyodo December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Kyodo
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Passengers wait on a train at a subway station in Tokyo December 7, 2012, after a strong earthquake jolted northeastern Japan. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Passengers wait on a train at a subway station in Tokyo December 7, 2012, after a strong earthquake jolted northeastern Japan. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Passengers wait on a train at a subway station in Tokyo December 7, 2012, after a strong earthquake jolted northeastern Japan. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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