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6.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan
« on: November 22, 2016, 11:30:26 AM »
6.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan
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By Emanuella Grinberg and Ben Westcott, CNN
Updated 10:23 PM ET, Mon November 21, 2016

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(CNN)Aftershocks could continue to shake the Japanese coast for days, the United States Geological Survey says, after a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Honshu early Tuesday morning.

Three people had been reported injured as a result of the quake, police told CNN, while a tsunami advisory was still in effect for Japan's Fukushima and Miyagi Prefectures at 11 a.m. local time on Tuesday.

The earthquake struck in the same area as the devastating 9.0-magnitude earthquake in 2011 -- one of the worst ever to hit Japan -- which killed more than 20,000 people and triggered a meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

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