Magnitude 7.4 earthquake hits off Japan coast
TOKYO (AP) - Officials at Japan's tsunami-ravaged nuclear plant
say there's no immediate sign of new problems after a magnitude-
7.4 aftershock rattled the nation's eastern coast.
A nuclear safety official says the workers at the Fukushima
Dai-ichi plant are safe but does not know if they have been
The metereorological agency issued tsunami warnings and
advisories for a stretch of more than 300 miles of the northeastern
coast from Aomori prefecture in the north to Ibaraki prefecture in
central Japan, just north of Tokyo.
Announcers on Japan's public broadcaster NHK told coastal
residents to run to higher ground and away from the shore.