4 dead after 7.4-magnitude earthquake hits coast off Japan's Fukushima prefecture

A 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit eastern Japan late Wednesday night, killing at least four people and injuring over 100 others

One of the people who died was a man in his 60s who lived in the city of Soma, the local disaster prevention office said on Thursday.

The quake hit off the coast of Japan's eastern Fukushima prefecture

A region devastated by a powerful quake and tsunami 11 years ago that resulted in a nuclear power plant meltdown.

The quake was originally designated 7.3-magnitude, but was upgraded to 7.4 on Thursday.

A tsunami advisory was issued after Wednesday's quake for the coastal prefectures of Fukushima and Miyagi

But was lifted on Thursday morning and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida later said "no abnormalities" had been detected

The quake had a preliminary epicenter depth of 60 kilometers (37 miles), said Japan's Meteorological Agency.

It warned of tsunami heights reaching up to 1 meter above normal tidal levels

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