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Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake Hits Off Northwestern Japan; Tsunami Warning Issued

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SAKATA, Japan – A magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit the northwestern area of Japan, according to the US Geological Survey.

A tsunami warning was issued following the quake, which could bring water as high as 3 feet along the Japan’s northwestern coast, officials said.

The earthquake was located approximately 30 miles southwest of the city of Sakata.

 

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