7.1-magnitude earthquake rocks Japan, triggers small tsunamis

An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck Saturday morning off Japan's east coast, the U.S. Geological Survey said. USGS

TOKYO An earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck early Saturday off Japan's east coast, radiation cleanup near the nuclear plant is way behind schedule.

Three reactors melted down after the earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Those evacuated hoped to be back home by next March, but now their return may be years away.

Bags filled with radioactive soil line roadways more than 10 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

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