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Tsunami alert lifted on Japan coast: official

A tsunami alert was lifted in Japan today, a Fukushima prefecture official said, after reports of an approaching large wave and retreating seawater -- a phenomenon that occurs before tsunamis -- had sparked alarm and local evacuation orders.

world Updated: Mar 14, 2011 09:58 IST

A tsunami alert was lifted in Japan on Monday, a Fukushima prefecture official said, after reports of an approaching large wave and retreating seawater -- a phenomenon that occurs before tsunamis -- had sparked alarm and local evacuation orders.