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USGS reports 6.8 magnitude earthquake in E Japan

Updated: 2011-06-23 06:31


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WASHINGTON - The US Geological Survey on Wednesday reported at 6.8 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Honshu, Japan, 85 miles (136 kilometers) southeast of Hachinohe at 21:50 GMT.

The quake was followed by a 6.7 magnitude quake a few seconds later in the same region of the Pacific Ocean.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no warning or watch currently in effect for the area.



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