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Tsunami Warning Issued after 7.2-Magnitude Jolts Northeastern Japan
By Staff, Agencies
The Meteorological Agency has issued a tsunami warning after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit northeastern Japan.
The earthquake struck near the east coast of Honshu, Japan on Saturday, the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences said.
Japan public broadcaster NHK warned residents a tsunami of one meter was expected for Miyagi Prefecture.
The epicenter of the quake was located at a depth of 60 km, seismologists said.
Japan Meteorological Agency [JMA] said the quake happened at 18.09 local time and its epicenter was recorded 60 km under water.
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