Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Hits Eastern Japan; Tsunami Warning Issued: Report

  on July 11 2014 3:47 PM
Fukushima barriers
Waves wash above the barriers surrounding the Fukushima nuclear facility. Since the 2011 nuclear disaster, Fukushima has leaked a cumulative 20 trillion to 40 trillion becquerels of radioactive tritium into the Pacific Ocean. Courtesy / Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - A 6.8 magnitude quake was detected 165 km (103 miles) east of Iwaki city on the Japanese island of Honshu, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Friday.

The quake was measured at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) and occurred at 1922 GMT (4.22 p.m. EDT), it said.

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