6.9 earthquake Japan February 2, 2013

Posted on February 2, 2013 • Filed under: Asia, Tourist Warning, Travel News

A powerful magnitude 6.9 earthquake has hit northern Japan, injuring 10 people and causing strong tremors across Hokkaido island. The quake, which was preceded by an early warning broadcast on television and radio, hit near the town of Obihiro at a depth of 103 kilometres at 11.17pm (local time), according to US Geological Survey data. Read Article

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