Thursday, April 7, 2011

Powerful quake hits Japan, tsunami alert: TV

Posted: 07 April 2011 2258 hrs

TOKYO - A powerful earthquake hit northeastern Japan late Thursday, prompting a tsunami alert to be issued, according to a TV report.

The quake, which hit at 11:32 pm local time (1432 GMT), had a magnitude of 7.4, according to the US Geological Survey, which said it struck 66 kilometres (40 miles) east of Sendai.

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