6.8 magnitude quake hits Japan

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck northern Japan, Meteorological agency said on Wednesday. Japan has issued a tsunami warning of a wave as high as 50 centimeters or equivalent to 20 inches.

Japan 6.8 magnitute Earthquake

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The said warning were expected to reach the coasts of Iwate and Aomori prefectures at a depth of 10 kilometers and may also hit some 210 kilometres off the northern island of Hokkaido.

The quake was not felt in Tokyo, and according to US monitors, there was no threat of a Pacific-wide tsunami.

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