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7.6-magnitude earthquake hits Japan; tsunami warning issued: Top updates

Japan earthquake updates: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6 hit north central Japan on Monday, media reports claimed. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning along the coastal regions of Ishikawa, Niigata and Toyama prefectures after a series of strong quakes shook western areas, the reports claimed.

This grab of a video that surfaced on social media purportedly shows a building collapsing during a strong earthquake in Ishikawa prefecture in Japan..

Hokuriku Electric Power said it is checking for any irregularities at its nuclear power plants, Japanese public broadcaster NHK TV reported. The Japan Meterological Agency reported a quake hitting Ishikawa and nearby prefectures, one of them measuring a preliminary magnitude of 7.4. Follow Live Updates on Japan earthquake

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