6.9 Earthquake In Japan

14 06 2008

An earthquake registering a 6.9 magnitude struck Japan’s main island, Honshu, Saturday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

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The quake struck at about 8:45 a.m. north of Sendai.

The quake, which struck at about 8:45 a.m. (11:45 p.m. GMT Friday), was centered 100 km (60 miles) north of Sendai in southern Iwate prefecture. Aftershocks of 5.0 and 4.4 magnitude followed, the Japanese Meteorological Agency said.

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