April 11th, 2011
04:42 AM ET

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake rattles coast of Japan

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rattled the northeastern coast of Japan Monday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Japan's Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning, predicting a potential wave of two-meters in Miyagi, Fukushima and Chiba and Ibaraki prefectures.

The quake was centered about 164 kilometers (101 miles) northeast of Tokyo, according to the USGS. Residents in Tokyo felt the jolts.

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  1. CONFUSED

    WHY is this April 11 story being run again on May 9th? Slow news day? It is really aggrevating to have to scan and bypass really OLD news just for the sake of CNN trying to FILL UP SPACE on their webpage. Now they are wasting valuable screen space just like they used to waste paper with junk news.

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