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Japan:6.7 Quake hits Iwate Prefecture

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Laaska News  June 23,2011
An earthquake hit Iwate Prefecture on Thursday morning.

Japan’s Meteorological Agency estimates the earthquake’s magnitude at 6.7. It struck at 6:51 AM local time.

Tremors with an intensity of 5 minus on the Japanese Scale of 0 to 7 were registered in Aomori and Iwate prefectures.

The epicenter was off the coast of Iwate prefecture,
at a depth of about 20 kilometers.

The agency issued tsunami advisories to coastal areas of Iwate prefecture but lifted them at 7:45AM.
No major damage has been reported.
Laaska News.