Strong quake shakes northern Japan - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Strong quake shakes northern Japan

TOKYO, Japan - The Meteorological Agency says a magnitude 7.0 earthquake has hit northern Japan. The agency says the 8:43 a.m. quake Saturday was centered in the northern prefecture of Iwate.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, according to Japan's public broadcaster NHK, and no tsunami warning has been issued.

A magnitude 7 quake is capable of causing heavy damage.
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