Osaka, Japan (ANTARA News/AFP) - A shallow 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit off the northeast coast of Japan on Monday, the US Geological Survey said.

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a 50-centimetre (18 inch) tsunami warning for the Pacific coast of Miyagi prefecture, which was devastated by the huge earthquake and tsunami that hit on March 11. (*)

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