Friday, August 19, 2011

Strong earthquake hits north-eastern Japan, tsunami warning issued

TOKYO - A magnitude-6.8 earthquake jolted north-eastern Japan on Friday and a tsunami warning was issued, the Meteorological Agency said.

The warning was issued for the coastal areas in the prefectures of Fukushima and Miyagi.

No immediate casualties or damage were reported.

The quake occurred at 2:36 pm (0536GMT) with its epicenter off Fukushima prefecture at a depth of 20 kilometers, the agency said.

Editor's note: Expect an increase in severe weather, earthquakes and volcanic activity over the next 8 - 10 days due to the massive solar storm now impacting earth.

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