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Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes off northwestern Japan, tsunami warning issued

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Posted at 7:06 AM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-18 10:06:00-04

JAPAN (AP) — A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off northwestern Japan, triggering a tsunami warning.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the temblor struck around 6:22 a.m. PT 20.8 miles east northeast of Tsuruoka, Yamagata.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

This is a developing story.