Update:A small tsunami triggered by the quake measuring 1 foot hit Japan’s eastern coast, but no damage was reported, the BBC said. A tsunami warning issued earlier was lifted.

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck off Japan’s east coast Saturday morning, not far from the crippled and hazardous Fukushima nuclear site, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. A tsunami warning was announced for the area.

The quake hit at 3:10 a.m. and was felt in Tokyo, some 300 miles away. The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not post warnings for the rest of the Pacific.

During the appearance of tropical storm Man-yi last month, Truthdig reported that roughly 72,000 gallons of radioactive water was leaking from the Fukushima Daichii plant into the Pacific Ocean every day. The Japanese government has yet to contain the dangerous mess.

— Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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