Japan upgrades quake magnitude to 9

Indo Asian News Service

Tokyo, March 13 (IANS) Japan Sunday revised the magnitude of the earthquake that struck the country's northeastern region two days ago to 9 from 8.8 on the Richter scale, Xinhua reported, citing Kyodo News agency.

The US Geological Survey measured Friday's quake that triggered a tsunami at 8.9 on the Richter scale.

More than 1,000 people have died and thousands are missing.