6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Fukushima city of Japan

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Tokyo: An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 hits Fukushima city of Japan today. No tsunami warnings were issued.

In three days, for the second time an earthquake hit off the coast of Japan near Fukushima.

The epicentre of the shallow earthquake was in the waters offshore the Fukushima prefecture, one of the leading agency of Japan said.

No casualty has been reported. Around 10,000 people were evacuated from Fukushima area.

No defect was observed at the Fukushima nuclear power plants.

On Tuesday, earthquake of magnitude 7.4 struck off Japan.