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2008-07-24 Thu 02:15
A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 rocked wide areas of northern and eastern Japan at 12:26 a.m. Thursday..
The earthquake was centred 120km underground in the Iwate prefecture near Morioka, Japan's Meteorological Agency said.
According to the National Police Agency, as of 1 p.m., 107 people suffered injuries, including 16 with broken bones and other serious wounds.
Fifty-two of the injured were in Aomori Prefecture, 39 in Iwate Prefecture, 11 in Miyagi Prefecture, two in Akita Prefecture, and one each in Chiba Prefecture, Yamagata Prefecture and Hokkaido.
2008-07-24 Thu 00:00
China's seismic monitoring network has detected no signs of a possible strong earthquake in Beijing during the Olympic Games, said a senior expert of China Earthquake Networks Center here Saturday, (Xinhua said.