Earthquake hits Japan

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By Brittany Abuhoff
Staff Writer

On Friday, Nov. 13, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit right off the coasts of Japan and Korea. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake hit around 100 miles off the western coast of Makurazi, Japan, and was followed by a registered one foot high tsunami off the southern coastal island of Nakanoshima.

It was caused by the fault slip of two tectonic plates that also caused a deadly 7.6 magnitude earthquake in 2011 that created a 128-foot high tsunami. It killed over 18,000 in its wake and left over 200 thousand people without homes.

There were no reported injuries or damage caused by the earthquake.