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Major quake hits northeast Japan


Published on Mar 10, 2011

A major earthquake has struck northeastern Japan, causing buildings to shake in the capital, Tokyo. Kyodo News reported the Japan Meteorological Agency as saying that the quake, measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale, hit 160km east of Honshu Island’s Ojika Peninsula just before midday on Wednesday. A tsunami warning was issued, but so far no damage or casualties have been reported. Train services were suspended immediately after the quake, but restarted later.


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