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7.1 magnitude earthquake shakes Japan

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A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has shaken Japan. A strong earthquake on Saturday night shook vast areas of eastern Japan. The epicenter was reported below the Fukushima prefecture. The epicenter was reported below the epicenter, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. However, there is no risk of a tsunami.

The quake struck at 11:08 a.m. on Saturday, February 13. The quake lasted 30 seconds. There were no immediate reports of injuries or severe damage. Authorities, however, warned residents of the quake-hit areas about aftershocks.

The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The quake also shook the greater Tokyo region. The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued.

Speaking at the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, Professor Takshi Furumura of the Earthquake Research Institute at the University of Tokyo issued a warning. He said there could be more earthquakes of this magnitude in a few days. He said the epicenter of Saturday night's quake was off the coast of Fukushima. The epicenter was probably about 37 miles below sea level.

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