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Again: Powerful Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake Strikes Off Northeast Coast Of Japan


This is the second time this week we’ve witnessed a powerful 7.0+ magnitude earthquake …

The Australian – “A LARGE earthquake, initially reported as 7.2, has been recorded in the islands north of Japan.

The USGS report placed the quake at a depth of 10km in the Kuril Islands, 258km east-north-east of Kuril’sk.

The initial report of 7.0 has since been revised upwards to 7.2.

The quake was felt in Hokkaido and much of the northern island of Japan. It was also reportedly felt in Tokyo.

No reports of injuries or tsunami have yet been made.

The Tsunami Information centre in the Hawaiian Islands reports that, based on past history of earthquakes in that area, a major tsunami is not likely.” Read more.

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