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Tsunami warning after Japan earthquake, but China safe

English.news.cn   2011-03-09 15:49:50 FeedbackPrintRSS

Video image shows the general view of the area which is affected by the quake in northeast Japan, March 9, 2011. An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter Scale hit Japan's northeastern region Wednesday, said the Japan Meteorological Agency, which issued a tsunami warning. (Xinhua)

BEIJING, March 9 (Xinhua) -- A strong earthquake that jolted northeastern Japan Wednesday morning has prompting a tsunami warning, but the waves was unlikely to bring any devastation to China, said Chinese forecasting center.

The tsunami's intensity was comparatively low, said China's National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center in a statement.

Japan's monitoring information showed that the waves were only 54 cm in height.

The earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale jolted the east coast of Japan's main Honshu island at 10:45 a.m. Beijing Time Wednesday, according to the China Earthquake Network Center.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10 km, was monitored at 38.5 degrees north latitude and 142.8 degrees east longitude, the center said in a statement posted on its website.

Japan's Meteorological Agency has issued a tsunami warning.

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Powerful quake jolts northeastern Japan

TOKYO, March 9 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter Scale hit Japan's northeastern region Wednesday, said the Japan Meteorological Agency, which issued a tsunami warning.

The focus of the quake, which occurred at around 11:45 a.m. ( 0245 GMT), was located 10 km under the sea east of Miyagi Prefecture, said the agency.Full story

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