July 10, 2011

Just in: New Earthquake strike Japan, Tsunami alert launched

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the east coast of northern Japan Sunday, prompting tsunami advisories for several coastal regions, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake struck at 10:57 a.m., about 143 miles east of Sendai, Japan.
Tsunami advisories were issued for the coastal regions of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima, the JMA said.
The areas were among the hardest hit by this year's devastating earthquake and tsunami.
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