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Deadly earthquake strikes near Tokyo

An earthquake struck near Tokyo early Sunday, killing at least one and injuring 162 others.

At 9:42 am the 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck the north coast of Ishikawa, located approximately 225 miles northwest of Tokyo. A small tsunami also hit the area shortly after the quake.

Aftershocks are expected to strike the affected area, said Takeshi Hachimine, seismology and tsunami section chief at the Meteorological Agency.