Earthquake of 6.6 magnitude rocks Japan twice today, March 22

Japan was hit by two earthquakes today, March 22, 2011, with above 6 magnitude.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), an earthquake of 6.6 magnitude has occurred twice off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

One happened at 05:18 PM then another one has hit after two hours.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued statement in connection to that. According to the statement, a destructive pacific-wide tsunami is not expected.

It's already the strongest earthquake in Japan since the devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake last March 11 which triggered a tsunami and killed 9,080 people (figure from CNN, as of 6:52 AM today).

Two Filipinos were killed in Japan earthquake. They were identified as Grace Agnes Oprecio-Hiruta, 45, and her 12-year-old daughter Maria, according to ABS-CBN News.

Philippine Ambassador to Japan Manolo Manuel Lopez has told ANC today that 40 Pinoys are still missing.

About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For a decade now, has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

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