Japan rocked by earthquakes twice this morning. The first known earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale ( SR ) followed by a 6.7 magnitude earthquake.
The first quake centered 136 kilometers southeast of Hachinohe. There has been no information on the effects of damage caused by the earthquake. The Japanese government has not aware of any casualties or injured in the quake.
While the second earthquake measuring 6.7 SR rocked the Iwate Prefecture. The Japanese government had issued a tsunami warning, but revoked one hour later. So reported the VOA on Thursday ( 06/23/2011 )
Hachinohe earthquake centered north of the center of a massive earthquake that occurred last March. An earthquake measuring 9.0 magnitude that caused tens of thousands of Japanese citizens were reported killed and missing.
( faj )