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Earthquake Hits Japan

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JAPAN- A 13-foot tsunami washed away cars and buildings
following a massive, magnitude 8.8 earthquake off Japan's
northeastern coast. It happened around 2:46pm local time (Friday) in Japan, that's 9:46pm pacific time (Thursday). The quake was followed by a series of aftershocks, including a
7.4 magnitude one about 30 minutes later. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said a tsunami warning was in effect for Japan, Russia, Marcus Island and the
Northern Marianas. A tsunami watch has been issued for Guam,
Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia and Hawaii.