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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 8:53 a.m., Sunday, March 11, 2007

Another strong quake rattles area near Kuril Islands

Advertiser Staff

The sea floor below the Kuril Islands northeast of Japan continues to slip and slide, with another major earthquake reported at 9:09 p.m. yesterday, Hawai'i time.

The latest quake was assigned a preliminary magnitude of 6.1.

Two stronger earthquakes in the same general area, one late last year and one earlier this year, triggered "mini-tsunamis" resulting in unusually strong tidal currents and other ocean phenomena throughout Hawai'i.

There have been no reports of damage or injuries associated with last night's temblor, which was centered about 190 miles east northeast of Kushiro in Hokkaido, Japan.