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Strong quake hits northern Japan; no tsunami
TOKYO (AP) -- A strong earthquake has struck Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, but authorities say there is no danger of a tsunami and there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
Japan's Meteorological Agency says the quake had a magnitude of 6.4 and hit at 11:17 p.m. ( 8:17 a.m. CST) Saturday in the Tokachi region in southern Hokkaido, at a depth of 120 kilometer (75 miles).
The agency says there is no danger of a tsunami from the quake.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake's magnitude was 6.9.
Japanese public broadcaster NHK says nearby nuclear power plants, including Tomari and Higashidori, which are currently idled for safety inspections, have reported no abnormalities.
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Posted: Saturday, February 2 2013, 10:34 AM CST
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Names of those killed in Oklahoma tornado
May 22, 2013 18:35 GMT
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma medical examiner's office says it has positively identified 23 of 24 people killed in the tornado that ripped through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, including 10 children. Officials still were trying to contact eight victims' relatives Wednesday, but released the names of 16 others:
-- Terri Long, 49
-- Megan Futrell, 29
-- Case Futrell, 4 months
-- Shannon Quick, 40
-- Sydnee Vargyas, 7 months
-- Karrina Vargyas, 4
-- Jenny Neely, 38
-- Antonia Candelaria, 9
-- Kyle Davis, 8
-- Janae Hornsby, 9
-- Sydney Angle, 9
-- Emily Conatzer, 9
-- Nicolas McCabe, 9
-- Christopher Legg, 9
-- Cindy Plumley, age unknown
-- Deanna Ward, age unknown
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