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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Earthquake strikes Japan Again

Right after, the recent earthquake in Japan here comes another earthquake news.

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit Japan Monday, approximately 38 kilometers west of Iwaki and 163 kilometers from Tokyo, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The USGS originally reported the earthquake at magnitude 7.1. The Japan Meteorological Agency also lowered the earthquake’s rating -- from 7.1 down to 7.0.

The quake hit at 5:16 p.m. local time, shaking buildings in Tokyo, triggering landslides and causing fires to break out in the northeast part of the country, including the towns of Iwaki and Asakawa.

A tsunami warning was issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency but was later lifted.

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