8.8 Earthquake and Tsunami Strikes Japan

 width=TOKYO –   An 8.8 hit Japan’s northeastern Honshu Island Friday, and a six-meter tsunami warning was issued.

Japan Meteorological Agency said earlier that the quake was measured at 7.9 magnitude but the U.S. Geological Survey upgraded later the quake to magnitude 8.8.

The quake struck at 2:46 p.m. (05:46 GMT) is felt in almost all areas in Japan’s pacific coast, including Tokyo and Osaka. The powerful quake struck 382 kilometer northeast of Tokyo with depth of 10 kilometers under the seabed. (source)

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