USGS reports 6.8 magnitude earthquake east of Japan

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Posted: Jun 22, 2011 6:28 PM
USGS reports 6.8 magnitude earthquake east of Japan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Geological Survey on Wednesday reported at 6.8 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Honshu, Japan, 85 miles southeast of Hachinohe at 21:50 GMT.

The quake was followed by a 6.7 magnitude quake a few seconds later in the same region of the Pacific Ocean.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no warning or watch currently in effect for the area.

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