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A 6.9 magnitude earthquake has hit off the coast of Fukushima prefecture Japan at 10am NZ time.
A 60cm tsunami has reached Fukishima prefecture, with residents in low-lying areas told to evacuate immediately.
Civil Defence says there is no tsunami threat to NZ.
There has been no immediate reports of damage or injury.
Fukushima is home to the nuclear power plant destroyed by a tsunami in 2011 following an offshore earthquake.