Powerful earthquake jolts northeast Japan but no reports of major injury

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By Tim Kelly and Chang-Ran Kim TOKYO (Reuters) -A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 jolted Japan’s northeast coast on Wednesday, shaking buildings as far away as Tokyo where it left hundreds of thousands briefly without power. The tremor hit off the coast of Fukushima prefecture, some 275 kilometres (170 miles) northeast of Tokyo and at a depth of 60 kilometres, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said. It revived memories of a devastating quake 11 years earlier in the same region. There were some reports of fires, but there otherwise were no immediate reports or signs of major dam…

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