Strong earthquake shakes Japan
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Japan early Wednesday morning.
March 8th, 2011
10:04 PM ET

Strong earthquake shakes Japan

A tsnuami alert has been issued after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 struck off the coast of Japan's main island of Honshu on Wednesday afternoon, the Japan Meteorological Agency.

The quake, at a depth of 10 kilometers, struck at 12:45 p.m. local time, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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  1. Wave

    Aftershock. They'll be getting them for at least a year after that monster 9.0 and from what I've read up to one level lower than the actual quake itself. Technically you could seen an 8.0 aftershock!

    April 4, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Wave

    Which I might add kills my summer plans in Tokyo.

    April 4, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Kacy

    That poor island nation. I'm hoping things get better quickly... hoping, but not expecting...

    April 5, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jay

    Cruel people now the ocean hunts you.

    April 11, 2011 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
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