6.7 earthquake jolts northern Japan, triggers tsunami warning

February 17, 2015 5:06 AM

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6.7 earthquake jolts northern Japan, triggers tsunami warning

A shallow 6.7-magnitude earthquake jolted northern Japan early Tuesday, triggering a tsunami warning and advisories cautioning people to stay away from the coast. The warning and advisories ended later Tuesday.

A second earthquake, which registered a magnitude of 5.7, also struck on Tuesday in the area. There are two nuclear power plants in the region of the second quake, but no irregularities were reported at either site, according to Japanese media. There were no concerns of tsunami resulting from the se...

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