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Quake hits Fukushima

An earthquake struck Fukushima and other northeastern Japanese prefectures early Saturday morning.

The quake occurred at about 4:22 AM Japan time.

The Meteorological Agency says the focus is 10 kilometers beneath the Pacific Ocean off Fukushima Prefecture.

The magnitude was estimated at 6.8.

The jolt measured 4 on Japan's seismic intensity scale of zero to 7.

The agency issued a tsunami advisory for Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate prefectures.

The agency observed a 20 centimeter high tsunami at 5:19 AM in Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture but lifted its tsunami advisory about two hours later.

Tokyo Electric Power Company says there are no reports of irregularities at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant that was crippled by a major earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

Jul. 11, 2014 - Updated 20:04 UTC