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Manila : Philippines | almost 2 years ago
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.9 has struck off the coast of the Philippines, the U.S...The quake prompted a tsunami warning for parts of Indonesia, the Philippines,...
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Japan Tsunami - 8.9 Earthquake Triggers Tsunami in Japan

Major tsunami damage in N Japan after 8.9 quake; TOKYO -- Japan was struck by a magnitude 8.9 earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, unleashing a 13-foot (4-meter) tsunami that washed away cars and tore away buildings along the coast near the epicenter. There were reports of injuries in Tokyo. In various locations along Japan's coast, TV footage showed massive damage from the tsunami, with dozens of cars, boats and even buildings being carried along by waters. A large ship swept away by the tsunami rammed directly into a breakwater in Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture, according to footage on public broadcaster NHK. Officials were trying to assess damage, injuries and deaths from the quake but had no immediate details. The quake that struck at 2:46 pm was followed by a series of powerful aftershocks, including a 7.4-magnitude one about 30 minutes later. The US Geological Survey upgraded the strength of the first quake to a magnitude 8.9, while Japan's meteorological agency measured it at 7.9. The meteorological agency issued a tsunami warning for the entire Pacific coast of Japan. NHK was warning those near the coast to get to safer ground. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said a tsunami warning was in effect for Japan, Russia, Marcus Island and the Northern Marianas. A tsunami watch has been issued for Guam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia and the US state of Hawaii. The quake struck at a depth of six miles (10 kilometers), about 80 miles (125 <b>...</b>
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