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Japan Says Death Toll at Least 5 in Massive Quake

By: AP
By: AP

Fires triggered by Friday's quake are burning out of control up and down the coast, including one at an oil refinery.

The government has confirmed at least five deaths and there were reports of several injuries, including in Tokyo, hundreds of miles
(kilometers) from the epicenter.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was a magnitude 8.9,
while Japan's meteorological agency measured it at 8.8. It struck
at 2:46 p.m. and was followed by more than a dozen aftershocks,
including several at least 6.3, the size of the quake that struck
New Zealand recently.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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