6.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan

6.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan

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Aftershocks could continue to shake the Japanese coast for several days, according to the United States Geological Survey, after an earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck off the coast of Honshu Tuesday morning.

Residents along the eastern coast of Fukushima Prefecture braced for the worst after the earthquake triggered a tsunami warning along the same stretch of coastline devastated by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

6.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan

Then, an earthquake of magnitude 9.0 – one of the worst ever to hit Japan – has killed more than 20,000 people and waves up to 12 meters (40 feet) has flooded the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, triggering a nuclear meltdown.
After the earthquake on Tuesday, which encouraged thousands to seek higher ground, but no tsunami warning could be as high as 3 meters (10 feet). Three people were injured, police told CNN, while more than 1,900 homes have lost power for a short time.
Aftershocks could continue to shake the Japanese coast for several days, according to the United States Geological Survey, after an earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck off the coast of Honshu Tuesday morning.

Residents along the eastern coast of Fukushima Prefecture braced for the worst after the earthquake triggered a tsunami warning along the same stretch of coastline devastated by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

6.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan

Then, an earthquake of magnitude 9.0 – one of the worst ever to hit Japan – has killed more than 20,000 people and waves up to 12 meters (40 feet) has flooded the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, triggering a nuclear meltdown.
After the earthquake on Tuesday, which encouraged thousands to seek higher ground, but no tsunami warning could be as high as 3 meters (10 feet). Three people were injured, police told CNN, while more than 1,900 homes have lost power for a short time.