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Moderately strong quake in northeastern Japan

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Japanese authorities say a moderately strong earthquake has struck the prefecture in northeastern Japan where workers are struggling to bring a leaking nuclear power plant under control, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

The Magnitude 6.0 temblor hit Fukushima Prefecture shortly after daybreak Wednesday, the meteorological agency said. No tsunami alert was issued. Tokyo Electric Power Co., which operates the troubled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, said it has received no reports of damage at the complex due to the quake.

On Tuesday, workers at the plant hooked up power lines to all six of the crippled complex's reactor units, but other repercussions from the massive earthquake and tsunami were still rippling across the nation.

RELATED: Search the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) site to see if loved ones in the quake zone have checked in to say they are okay

RELATED: To help, visit www.redcross.org and donate to Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami. You can also text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to the recovery effort

RELATED: Watch videos of the earthquake and tsunami as they happened in Japan

Emergency Information

For emergency information, assistance, and locating family in connection with earthquake in Japan: http://www.facebook.com/l/6b2e3a9CLMNbUwBsOw1jOL8d5aw/www.jhelp.com

Phone numbers in US and Japan:

202 559 4683
800 373 1110
0570 000 911
011 81 90 7170 4769
011 81 90 3080 6711

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