Strong earthquake shakes Japan
March 8th, 2011
10:04 PM ET
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A tsnuami alert has been issued after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 hit the northeast coast of Honshu, Japan, on Wednesday afternoon, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
The quake, at a depth of 10 kilometers, struck at 12:45 p.m. local time, the U.S. Geological Survey said.