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TOKYO - A minor tsunami hit large swathes of northeastern Japan early Saturday, including in a city near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, after a strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the country's Pacific coast. 

Japan issued a tsunami advisory early Saturday after a strong 6.8-magnitude quake struck in the Pacific off Fukushima prefecture. (AFP photo)

There were no immediate reports of damage following the quake and tsunami, however, with authorities lifting all advisories roughly two hours later.

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