Magnitude 6.7 earthquake rocks northwest Japan

Magnitude 6.7 earthquake rocks northwest Japan

- A powerful earthquake shocked many residents in Japan

- A magnitude 6.7 earthquake prompted a tsunami warning

- However, the alert has been removed after two and a half hours

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A magnitude 6.7 earthquake jolted northwestern Japan on Tuesday, causing minor injuries and immediate evacuation.

KAMI learned that a tsunami warning was issued, but the agency lifted the alert two and a half hours after the quake.

In a report by the Japan Today, the Japan Meteorological Agency warned for a possible wave of one meter that could hit the Sea of Japan. However, only ripples of 10 centimeters were recorded.

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The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a magnitude 6.4 earthquake.

As reported by the Associated Press (author Mari Yamaguchi), around 21 people were recorded injured and at least 1,500 people evacuated in Murakami City.

Many areas in Japan experienced a power outage and the bullet train service was temporarily suspended.

Japan is considered one of the most earthquake- and tsunami-prone places in the world.

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake rocked Japan. It caused a terrifying tsunami that heavily damaged many areas and took many lives.

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