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A powerful earthquake Tuesday rattled the northern tip of Japan's Honshu island, about 200 miles north of Tokyo.
The 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the Yamagata province in northwestern Japan and prompted tsunami advisories. It hit at 10:22 p.m. Tuesday, local time (9:20 a.m. EDT), according to USGS. The Niigata prefecture was hit hardest, according to local news reports.
Early reports said only three people had been injured, including an elderly man who hurt his leg.
A small tsunami, measuring 10 cm (4 inches) was reported following the earthquake . . .