As Japan marks the one-month anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami which killed tens of thousands of people, more quakes have shaken the country today. First, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake in the Ibaraki Prefecture, which resulted in a 1m tsunami warning being issued for 6pm local time. A second earthquake, measuring 2 on the scale, hit the Osaka Prefecture soon afterwards.
Multiple Earthquakes Rock Japan, As Tsunami Alarm Is Rung
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