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Earthquake hits Aomori Prefecture
AFAR
1/8/2003

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An earthquake shook parts of northeastern Japan at 1:43p.m. on Monday in northeastern Japan, in particular, Aomori and Iwate Prefectures. According to the Meteorological Agency, the earthquake measured 3 out of a possible 7 on the Japanese seismic scale and its focus was roughly 40km south of the Pacific seabed. To date, there have been no accounts of damage or casualties.

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