6.8 Quake Strikes Japan Coast

Tremblor hits 50 miles south of huge March shaker, tsunami alert lifted
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2011 1:38 AM CDT

(Newser) – A 6.8-magnitude earthquake jolted the northeast coast of Japan just 50 miles south of where the massive March shaker hit. A tsunami advisory was issued but withdrawn some 35 minutes later when waves did not materialize, reports Reuters. TEPCO officials said no new damage was detected at the Fukushima Dai-ichi or the Daini nuclear power plants, which were crippled in the earlier quake. (Read more Japan stories.)

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