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26 Sep 2003 description

SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands, Sept 26 (AFP) - Thousands of residents in low-lying areas of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) were evacuated early Friday morning amid fears of a tsunami after powerful earthquakes rocked northern Japan.

A huge earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale struck Japan's Hokkaido Island at 4:50 am (1950 GMT) and caused power blackouts on Hokkaido island, followed by a second quake measuring 7.8.

28 Jul 2003 description

TOKYO, July 28 (AFP) - A strong quake on Monday jolted northern Japan where three powerful earthquakes and some 1,000 aftershocks during the weekend left around 570 people injured.

26 Jul 2003 description

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