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7.1 magnitude earthquake hits Japan

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit the coast of Japan near Fukushima on Saturday, but there has so far been no tsunami threat from the earthquake. 

The Japan Meteorological Agency said besides power outages, there has been no major damage done by the earthquake, Bloomberg reported

There has been an emergency task force set up by the government as the earthquake was felt by many in Japan, including those in the capital city of Tokyo.

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It is not clear how many have been injured or possibly killed from the earthquake. It is estimated that 800,000 households are having power outages as a result of the natural disaster.

No signs of a tsunami is a relief for many after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan that devastated the country and took the lives of many.