Japan Earthquake Today: 8.9 Quake Causes Tsunami Warning

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There has been another Japan earthquake with another tsunami warning. This time it was a 8.9 magnitude quake near Honshu.

The Japan earthquake struck at 2:46 p.m. local time. Buildings swayed in Tokyo for minutes, and people ran out into the streets. At this point there is no word on damage or injuries. So far recent quakes in the region have not caused damage or injury, which is great news for the region.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii issued the tsunami warning. The possible tsunami could be as high as 20 feet, which could cause major issues, so hopefully people are aware of what is going on. The warning is in effect for Japan, Russia, Marcus Island, and the Northern Marianas.

Just two days ago, Japan was hit by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, and reports are the region continued to feel aftershocks of that large quake. There were no injuries or major damage from the first Japan earthquake.

These rather major quakes in Japan have hit just days before the so-called supermoon on March 19, 2011, which has people worried there will be major natural disasters on Earth. Doesn’t it seem like there have been too many earthquakes recently?

Japan Earthquake: 7.9 Quake Causes Tsunami Warning

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