Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits Japan
WASHINGTON - A strong quake that rattled Tokyo and Northeastern Japan was a magnitude 7.1, the US Geological Survey reported.

It said the very shallow quake was centered 14 miles (22 km)southwest of Iwaki, south of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant.

The Pacific Tsunami Center said the quake would had not triggered a widespread tsunami that could reach the US and Canadian West coasts but could cause a local one.
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