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7.3 Earthquake in Okinawa may trigger Tsunami

Feb 26, 2010

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake has struck 53 miles east of Okinawa, Japan, according to
the U.S. Geological Survey says.

Reports had the quake striking the Okinawa Islands south of the Asian nation's four main islands.

Soon after the 5:31 a.m. (3:31 p.m. Friday ET) quake, Japan's Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami advisory, recommending that people on the Okinawa Islands evacuate from the seashore. The advisory also affected the Amami Islands and Tokara Islands.
The quake was centered about 6 miles (10 km) deep, about 53 miles (85 km) from Okinawa.

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7.3 Earthquake in Okinawa may trigger Tsunami

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