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A tsunami warning was issued for the region after the earthquake, which occurred in the same coastal area as the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011, which resulted in the deaths of around 18.000 people.
Latest reports indicate that at least 15 people have been injured. Tsunami waves were generated, however, tsunami defences, rebuilt after 2011, ensured the waves caused minimal damage and flooding.
Updated 22 November 2016 09:30 UTC.