Northern Japan hit by magnitude 6.5 quake, no reports

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Posted: Mar 27, 2011 8:27 PM
Northern Japan hit by magnitude 6.5 quake, no reports

TOKYO (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.5 earthquake jolted northern Japan on Monday, prompting officials to issue a tsunami warning that was later lifted.

There were no reports of damage. Japanese broadcaster NHK said a 50-cm tsunami wave had been expected to reach the shores of Miyagi prefecture, hit hard by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

(Reporting by Kazunori Takada; Editing by Joseph Radford)