Strong earthquake shakes northern Japan

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TOKYO -- A strong earthquake has shaken northern Japan, and regional tsunami advisories have been issued.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said Wednesday evening's earthquake was 6.8 preliminary magnitude. A tsunami of about a half-meter was expected for Aomori and Iwate prefectures.

Iwate was in the region heavily damaged by last year's earthquake and tsunami.

 

 

 

 

 

Associated Press

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