Japan lifts tsunami warnings after strong quake

All tsunami warnings have been lifted in Japan, seven hours after a powerful offshore earthquake triggered a series of moderate tsunami waves. ( read original story ...)

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Western Japan Jolted By 5.4 Magnitude Earthquake

Tokyo: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 shook western Japan on Saturday but there was no immediate reports of damage and a tsunami warning was not issued. The epicentre of the earthquake, which occurred at 11:48 a.m. (0248 GMT), was in ... ( read original story ...)

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Earthquake rumbles off Japan’s coast, but country escapes damage

An earthquake struck off the east coast of Japan early Saturday, but no deaths or damage resulted from the 6.2-magnitude tremor, officials said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit 7.5 miles from Onagawa, near Sendai, at 6:42 a.m. The Japan ... ( read original story ...)

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