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Wed, Nov. 15th, 2006, 11:12 pm
computer_boy: [NEWS] Japan hit by 8.1 Earthquake and Tsunami

Japan hit by Tsunami and 8.1 Level Earthquake Alert!

TOKYO, Japan (AP) -- Japan's meteorological agency has issued a tsunami warning and told Pacific coast residents to flee to higher ground after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.1 hit near islands north of the country.

A tsunami about 2 meters (6.5 feet) tall or higher could hit the Pacific coast of Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido and main island of Honshu after 9:10 p.m. (1210 GMT), the agency said.