Massive Earthquake Rocks Japan

Massive Earthquake Rocks Japan
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A cyclist guides his bike over a rift in the pavement caused by an earthquake that struck Kashiwazaki, Japan, on July 16, 2007.

The magnitude 6.6 quake, which shook the northwestern state of Niigata shortly after 10 a.m., caused fissures three feet (one meter) wide along the coast. The reverberations were felt 155 miles (250 kilometers) away in Tokyo.

A second quake, a 6.8 magnitude temblor, struck the Sea of Japan around midnight.

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—Photograph by Issei Kato/Reuters
 
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