Quake measuring 6.9 off Japan's Honshū coast

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Monday, November 14, 2005

An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter Scale has been reported off the coast of Japan's main island, Honshū.

Whilst a major earthquake, the epicentre was well away from any population centres, and initial tsunami warnings predicting half-meter surges were later withdrawn.

Due to its size, the quake was felt in Tokyo, over 300 miles away.

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