6.5-magnitude quake hits off northeast Japan

OSAKA — A shallow 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit off the northeast coast of Japan on Monday, the US Geological Survey said.

By (AFP)

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Published: Mon 28 Mar 2011, 8:09 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 11:20 PM

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a 50-centimetre (18 inch) tsunami warning for the Pacific coast of Miyagi prefecture, which was devastated by the huge earthquake and tsunami that hit on March 11.

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