Latest Japan quake was a magnitude 7,1: USGS
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Latest Japan quake was a magnitude 7,1: USGS

Iwaki : Japan | Apr 11, 2011 at 5:51 AM PDT
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Japan Earthquake: Tsunami Hits After 8.9 Quake

Washington (ANTARA News/Reuters) - A strong quake that rattled Tokyo and Northeastern Japan was a magnitude 7.1, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

It said the very shallow quake was centered 14 miles (22 km)southwest of Iwaki, south of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant.

The Pacific Tsunami Center said the quake would had not triggered a widespread tsunami that could reach the U.S. and Canadian West coasts but could cause a local one.

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