7.3 magnitude quake hits north Japan, tsunami alert issued

No immediate reports of casualties or damage yet.



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By AP

Published: Wed 16 Mar 2022, 7:00 PM

A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook off the coast of Fukushima in northern Japan on Wednesday evening, triggering a tsunami advisory.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake struck 60 kilometers (36 miles) below the sea.

The region is part of northern Japan that was devastated by a deadly 9.0 quake and tsunami that also caused a nuclear disaster.

There are no immediate reports of casualties or damage.


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