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Nuclear Emergency in Japan

On 11 March 2011, an earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0 shook Japan.  The epicenter of the quake was along the northeastern coast of Honshu, with the most affected area being the eastern coast of the Tohoku region. Tsunamis have caused devastation in the coastal areas of Tohoku and southern Hokkaido, killing thousands of people.  The population surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has been evacuated due to the probable danger of radiation exposure in the area. 

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