6.8 Earthquake Hits Northeast Japan, Tsunami Advisory Issued

Posted on March 14, 2012

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A strong earthquake shook northern Japan on Wednesday evening, and a small tsunami was forecast for part of its Pacific coast.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the tremor was 6.8 magnitude. A tsunami of about a half-meter was forecast for Hokkaido island’s central and eastern Pacific coast, and for Aomori and Iwate prefectures.

ABC News

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