Major 6.9 earthquake hits Japan near site of deadly '11 tsunami - UPI.com
UPI reports: "A powerful earthquake rocked the east coast of Japan early Tuesday, in
the same area a quake-induced tsunami killed more than 15,000 people
five years ago.
The quake, measured at a magnitude of 6.9 by the U.S. Geological Survey,
hit off the coast about 20 miles southeast of the town of Namie at
about 6 a.m. local time Tuesday.
The Japan Meteorological Agency measured the quake at 7.3. [...] Tectonic activity that produces earthquakes and volcanic eruptions is common in Japan and other nations in the Pacific Rim, which is commonly referred to as the 'Ring of Fire.'"