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Breaking News - 7.2 Earthquake Japan - March 9 , 2011

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A Strong Earthquake Strikes Near The Coast Of Honshu, Japan ... no significant reports of Tsunami associated with this event

(TheWeatherSpace.com) -- A magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit off Japan's northeastern coast, shaking everything hundreds of miles around, including Tokyo.

The quake hit at 11:45 am local time on Wednesday. A 60 centimeter tsunami reached the coastal town of Ofunato. The Tsunami was small and there were no reports of damage.

Some trains were stopped after the quake, however resumed shortly after.

In 1933, about 3000 people were killed around Ofunato by an earthquake and tsunami that had a maximum wave height of 28.7 metres, according to the USGS.

In 1896, a magnitude 8.5 earthquake generated a tsunami that killed 27,000 people in the area.

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