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Northern Japan hit by 6.5 magnitude quake, no reported damage

By Kase Wickman
Sunday, March 27, 2011 21:16 EDT
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TOKYO (Reuters) – A magnitude 6.5 earthquake jolted northern Japan on Monday, prompting officials to issue a tsunami warning that was later lifted.

There were no reports of damage. Japanese broadcasterNHK said a 50-cm tsunami wave had been expected to reach the shores of Miyagi prefecture, hit hard by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

(Reporting by Kazunori Takada; Editing by Joseph Radford)

Source: Reuters US Online Report World News

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Kase Wickman
Kase Wickman
Kase Wickman is a reporter for Raw Story. She holds a journalism degree from Boston University and grew up in Eugene, OR. Her work has been featured in The Boston Globe, Village Voice Media, The Christian Science Monitor, The Houston Chronicle and on NPR, among others. She lives in New York City and tweets from @kasewickman.
 
 
 
 
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