08-02-2007, 08:46 AM
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Reports: Small Tsunami hits Japan; 1 reported killed
TOKYO: A strong quake hit near Sakhalin island in Russia's Far East on Thursday, reportedly killing one person and sending small tsunami waves to northern Japan.http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/...ssia-Quake.php
The temblor, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4, struck at 11:38 a.m. Japan time (GMT0238) hit the southern tip of Sakhalin, just north of Japan, according to Japan's Meteorological Agency.
One person died and two people were injured on Sakhalin from the quake, Kyodo News agency said, quoting the Russian news service, Interfax.
In Japan, tsunami waves of about 30 centimeters (12 inches) hit the coastal city of Wakkanai on the country's northernmost island of Hokkaido shortly before 2 p.m. (GMT0500), according to the Meteorological Agency. Smaller waves were recorded elsewhere along Hokkaido's western coast.
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