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    Twin Earthquakes Hit Japan

    Image #: 17262773    A pedestrian walks past Fast Retailing's new flagship Uniqlo store before its official opening in Tokyo March 14, 2012. Fast Retailing Co, Asia's largest apparel retailer, is looking to use the new outlet to redevelop its brand image in its biggest market as it expands across Asia, Tadashi Yanai, chairman and chief executive of Fast Retailing, said on Wednesday.  REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN - Tags: FASHION SOCIETY BUSINESS)       REUTERS /YURIKO NAKAO /LANDOV

    Yuriko Nakao, Reuters / Landov

    Two earthquakes rattled Japan on Wednesday, just days after the anniversary of 2011’s tragic tsunami. First, a 6.8 temblor struck northern Japan. Several towns were evacuated, and forecasters issued a tsunami warning that was later lifted. Later, a shallow 6.1-magnitude quake struck near Tokyo. No damages or injuries have been reported from either incident. Last year’s earthquake, a 9.0 that hit roughly the same area as today’s first earthquake, triggered a massive tsunami that left 19,000 dead.

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