Three More Powerful Quakes Rock
April 19, 2007
CBNNews.com - TOKYO - Three strong earthquakes rattled
islands southwestern Japan on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of
injury or damage.
Japan's Meteorological Agency at one point warned that a small tsunami was
possible, but later said no such waves had developed.
The strongest quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7, struck at 10:46
a.m. Two other quakes, each with preliminary magnitudes of 6.2, struck shortly
before and then after the larger temblor, the agency said.
All the quakes struck near the island of Miyakojima, 1,130 miles southwest of
Tokyo, part of the Ryukyu islands chain that stretches southwest toward Taiwan.
Japan is one of the world's most earthquake-prone countries.
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