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article imageStrong 6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Japan

By Leo Reyes     Jan 1, 2012 in Environment
A strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Izu Islands region in Japan at 2:58 p.m.Sunday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS)
The strong earthquake was traced by USGS at a depth of 348.5 km (216.6 miles) in IZU Islands about 495 km (307 miles) SSW of TOKYO, Japan and 242 km (150 miles) SW of Hachijo-jima, Izu Islands, Japan.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued a tsunami warning and no injuries or damage to properties have been reported so far according to a CNN report.
Japan has been battered by a series of earthquakes since Fukushima was hit by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake which triggered a monster tsunami that flattened parts of northeastern Japan causing massive destruction on the facilities of the Fukushima Nuclear Power plant which resulted in radiation leakage due to overheating nuclear plant reactors.
The devastating earthquake caused the death of at least 20,000 people and brought destruction of millions worth of infrastructure and farms in the affected areas particularly in Eastern Japan.
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