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CCTV - Japan 6.5 Earthquake Captured By Weather Cam

Aug. 11 (Bloomberg) -- A magnitude-6.5 earthquake struck near the coast of Japan, injuring more than 40 people and damaging rooftops southwest of Tokyo as a tropical storm is forecast to reach the area later today bringing heavy rain.

The earthquake hit 23 kilometers (14 miles) below the seabed 170 kilometers from Tokyo at 5:07 a.m. local time, shaking buildings in the capital, the Japan Meteorological Agency said on its Web site.

Forty-three people were injured in areas near the epicenter, national broadcaster NHK Television said. NHK television showed images of damaged roofs in the town of Yaizu, 28 kilometers west of the epicenter.

The earthquake struck as Tropical Storm Etau approached the coast southwest of Tokyo, bringing more rain after at least 13 people died from flooding in areas west of the Japanese capital.

JMA issued warnings for possible landslides on Izu pe

Added: Aug-10-2009 Occurred On: Aug-11-2009
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