Thursday, June 23, 2011

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit Japan this morning followed by several aftershocks

"Thursday's quake hit about 30 miles (47 kilometers) off the shore of Iwate prefecture at 6:51 a.m. (2151 GMT Wednesday), the Japan Meteorological Agency said. Much of the coast in the area is still heavily damaged from March's disasters." From

A tsunami warning was issued, but later cancelled. The location of today's quake is very near the big one that happened in March.

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