Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Magnitude-6.9 quake hits Japan (March 14, 2012)

A magnitude-6.9 earthquake shook the northeastern coast of Japan on March 14, 2012.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake was recorded at exactly 6:08 PM local time. The epicenter was traced 235 km (146 miles) south of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan.

Tsunami alert has been issued urging people to evacuate. The public has been warned of a wave as high as 50 centimeters (20 inches).

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