UPDATED: Tremors Continue to Rock Japan
TOKYO (AP) – Japan's Meteorological Agency says a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck the central, mountainous part of the country hours after a massive quake hit off the country's northeastern coast.
Dozens of aftershocks have rattled Japan's northeast since Friday's magnitude 8.9 temblor, but the most recent quake was in an entirely different location.
The latest quake hit early Saturday at a depth of six miles, about 105 miles north of Tokyo.
It caused buildings in Tokyo to sway. There were no immediate reports of damage.
CRESCENT CITY, Calif. (AP) – Waves are surging slightly along California's northern coast near the Oregon border from a tsunami triggered by the massive earthquake in Japan.
The tide began rising shortly after 7:30 a.m. along beaches in Crescent City, where the tsunami was expected to hit the hardest in California. Officials predicted that waves could reach as high as 7 feet.
Local officials have been activating tsunami warning sirens along the Del Norte and Humboldt county coasts throughout the morning and have urged residents in low-lying areas to seek higher ground.
In Southern California, some surfers ventured out on the water to take advantage of decent waves ahead of the tsunami.
Elsewhere, emergency officials closed some beaches and advised people to stay away from the shoreline.
TOKYO (AP) – Japanese police say 200 to 300 bodies have been found in a northeastern coastal area where a massive earthquake spawned a tsunami.
The bodies were found in Sendai city, the closest major city to the epicenter. The magnitude 8.9 quake and 23-foot tsunami were followed by more than 50 aftershocks for hours, many of them of more than magnitude 6.0.
Dozens of cities and villages along a 1,300-mile stretch of coastline were shaken by violent tremors that reached as far away as Tokyo, hundreds of miles from the epicenter.
Earlier, police confirmed at least 60 people had been killed and 56 were missing. The death toll was likely to continue climbing given the scale of Friday's disaster.
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