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Powerful earthquake hits Tokyo area, but officials say no tsunami danger

A man and a woman stand with the backdrop of the Olympic rings floating in the water in the Odaiba section in Tokyo, March 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
A man and a woman stand with the backdrop of the Olympic rings floating in the water in the Odaiba section in Tokyo, March 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

A powerful earthquake hits the Tokyo area, but officials say there is no immediate danger of a tsunami.

The earthquake registers a 6.1 on the Richter Scale, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

In 2011, a powerful earthquake and tsunami in Japan led three nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant to melt down, in the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986.

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