Large Earthquake in Japan (Mag 6.8) (updated)

The USGS is reporting a mag 6.8 quake on the Japanese island of Honshu:

80 km (50 miles) SW of Morioka, Honshu, Japan
85 km (50 miles) SSE of Akita, Honshu, Japan
100 km (60 miles) NNW of Sendai, Honshu, Japan
390 km (240 miles) N of TOKYO, Japan

Update: The BBC says the current death toll is 4, and the USGS has downgraded the magnitude to 6.8 from 6.9.

Update 2: Death toll is now 9, and the news services persist in reporting it as a magnitude 7.2 quake even though the USGS page still shows it as 6.8.

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