Another Big Earthquake Rattles Japan

6.7-magnitude earthquake hits; tsunami warning canceled
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 22, 2011 5:53 PM CDT
College student volunteers line up before going out to help residents clean areas hard hit by the March 11 earthquake in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture.   (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)

(Newser) – A magnitude-6.7 earthquake rattled northeast Japan Thursday morning. It was the same area of the Pacific where a massive magnitude-9 quake hit on March 11, triggering a deadly tsunami. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning for Iwate Prefecture but canceled it about an hour later. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in the quake that hit at 6:50am local time. It hit offshore from Honshu island, about 325 miles northeast of Tokyo.

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