18 Jun '11, 2pm

5.9 quake strikes eastern #Japan #news

5.9 quake strikes eastern #Japan #news

Above: Workers remove debris from roads in Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, on March 24, 2011, after the recent earthquake and tsunami disaster. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan rose above 26,000, nearly two weeks after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. There are fears of a much higher toll from the disaster, which flattened entire towns along the Pacific coast of northern Honshu island. TOKYO - A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Japan Saturday, seismologists said, rattling one of the areas hardest hit by the March 11 quake and tsunami disasters. The quake hit at 8:31 pm (1930h, Singapore time) about 110 kilometres (70 miles) east of Fukushima near the east coast of Honshu at a depth of 30 kilometres, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami warnings were in effect and there were no immediate re...

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