Japan quake

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The Independent Online
Tokyo - A powerful aftershock in the area of northern Japan damaged by a big earthquake last week caused brief panic and tidal wave warnings as far south as Tokyo yesterday. The tremor, registering 7.3 on the Richter scale, struck in the Pacific Ocean off Japan's northern Hokkaido island. The Japan Meteorological Agency kept tidal wave warnings in effect for two hours.

A quake registering 7.9 last Tuesday caused significant damage in the area, including Russia's nearby Kurile Islands, where up to 10 people died. Reuter