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7.2 magnitude quake hits near east coast of Honshu, Japan

by BuaNews Online
on 07 Apr 2011
BuaNews Online
BuaNews Online

An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter Scale hit near the east coast of Honshu of Japan at 10:32 p.m. Beijing time on Thursday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

The epicenter was monitored at 38.2 degrees north latitude and 142.0 degrees east longitude with a depth of about 40 kilometers, the center said.

Japan was hit by a massive quake and tsunami last month, which wreaked havoc at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, leaving that country with a radiation problem on its hands.

So far, there have been no reports of or injuries but the Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning, advising people in the affected areas to evacuate to higher ground. - BuaNews-Xinhua

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