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Earthquake hits northern Japan; no tsunami risk

March 27, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 struck northern Japan on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

There was no risk of a tsunami. No injuries or damage were immediately reported.

The epicenter was off the coast of Iwate, which was a region that was heavily damaged by last year's massive quake and tsunami.