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Tsunami Japan Meteorological Agency

March 14, 2012 by staff 

Tsunami Japan Meteorological Agency,
A tsunami warning was issued after the 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the north-eastern coast of the country this morning

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Japan has been rocked by a powerful earthquake just days after marking the first anniversary of the devastating tsunami which killed around 19,000 people.

The 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the north-eastern coast of the country this morning.

The strong tremors prompted the Japan Meteorological Agency to issue a tsunami warning for the Pacific coast of Iwate, Aomori and Hokkaido.

Iwate prefecture was badly damaged in last year’s earthquake and tsunami.

The epicentre was about 146 miles (235km) south of Kushiro, Japan, on Hokkaido island and was a relatively shallow 16 miles (26km) below the ocean floor.

The quake was not felt in Tokyo, more than 450 miles (730km) away.

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