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Pentagon: All US military in Japan accounted for after quake, tsunami

A massive 8.9-magnitude quake Friday triggered a tsunami along the coastline north of Tokyo. A nuclear reactor was left unstable by the aftershocks, stoking fears of a meltdown.

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The Associated Press
Friday, March 11, 2011; 5:15 AM

BRUSSELS -- The Pentagon says that U.S. Pacific Command reports all U.S. military personnel in Japan have been accounted for following Friday's earthquake and tsunami. Press secretary Geoff Morrell says there are no reports of injuries to American personnel there or damage to U.S. installations or ships in the area.

Morrell says U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates was briefed by Pacific Command officials Friday while he was in Brussels to attend a NATO meeting on the Afghanistan war.

The U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet is based in Yokosuka, Japan.

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