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The Latest: Japan residents flee after tsunami warning

  • Vehicles make a line as they flee following a tsunami warning in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture early Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. Coastal residents in Japan were ordered to flee to higher ground on Tuesday after a strong earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima prefecture. (Kyodo News via AP)

    Vehicles make a line as they flee following a tsunami warning in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture early Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. Coastal residents in Japan were ordered to flee to higher ground on Tuesday after a strong earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima prefecture. (Kyodo News via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This aerial photo shows Fukushima Dai-ni nuclear power plant in Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture following a strong earthquake Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. Plant operator TEPCO said a pump that supplies cooling water to a spent fuel pool at No. 3 reactor, second right, of the plant stopped working, but that a backup pump had been launched to restore cooling water to the pool. (Kyodo News via AP)

    This aerial photo shows Fukushima Dai-ni nuclear power plant in Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture following a strong earthquake Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. Plant operator TEPCO said a pump that supplies cooling water to a spent fuel pool at No. 3 reactor, second right, of the plant stopped working, but that a backup pump had been launched to restore cooling water to the pool. (Kyodo News via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This aerial photo shows Fukushima Dai-ni nuclear power plant in Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture following a strong earthquake Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. Plant operator TEPCO said a pump that supplies cooling water to a spent fuel pool at No. 3 reactor, second from bottom, of the plant stopped working, but that a backup pump had been launched to restore cooling water to the pool. (Kyodo News via AP)

    This aerial photo shows Fukushima Dai-ni nuclear power plant in Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture following a strong earthquake Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. Plant operator TEPCO said a pump that supplies cooling water to a spent fuel pool at No. 3 reactor, second from bottom, of the plant stopped working, but that a backup pump had been launched to restore cooling water to the pool. (Kyodo News via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on the earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan (all times local):

7:30 a.m.

Long lines of cars, with their headlights on, are formed as coastal residents follow government orders to flee to higher ground after a strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 struck off the coast of Fukushima prefecture.

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning for waves of up to 3 meters (10 feet) in Fukushima, which is home to the nuclear power plant that was destroyed by a huge tsunami following an offshore earthquake in 2011. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.