Japan issues tsunami alert following strong 6.7 quake

Japan issued a tsunami alert Thursday after a magnitude-6.7 earthquake struck in the northeast of the country, rattling the areas hardest hit by the March 11 quake and tsunami disasters.The meteorological agency said the latest jolt hit at 6:51 am 2151 GMT Wednesday some 50 kilometres 31 miles off the east coast of Miyako, Iwate prefecture, at a depth of 20 kilometres in the Pacific

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