Strong Quake Hits Japan, Tsunami Alert Issued

Strong Quake Hits Japan, Tsunami Alert IssuedTokyo, Mar 11. -Northern Japan was shaken by a 8.8-magnitude earthquake on Friday, leading authorities to decree a tsunami alert.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake, while Japan´s meteorology agency said it was a 7.9-magnitude quake.

The quake shook all the areas of the Pacific Coast, including Tokyo and Osaka, with several injuries reported.

The quake was registered at 14:46 local time, with an epicenter 10 kilometers underwater.

A 7.2-magnitude quake hit northeastern regions of the country on Wednesday. (Prensa Latina)