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Saturday, November 22, 2014

6.8 Earthquake Hits Nagano

Source: Google Maps.

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit near Nagano City, causing at least 20 injuries due to collapsing homes.

According to the Mainichi Shimbun:
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 hit Nagano Prefecture and surrounding areas in central Japan on Saturday night, the weather agency said. 
No tsunami warning was issued. 
The 10:08 p.m. quake measured lower 6 on the Japanese seismic scale of 7 in northern Nagano, and lower 5 in Niigata Prefecture, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. 
An aftershock registered lower 5 in northern Nagano at 10:37 p.m., according to the agency.

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