A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan’s northeastern coast on Saturday however no tsunami warning was issued, Japanese and US authorities mentioned, with no rapid reviews of injury.
The USA Geological Survey (USGS) mentioned the mid-morning quake hit at a depth of 47 kilometres (29 miles) within the Pacific, off Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture — close to the epicentre of an enormous 2011 quake which triggered a towering tsunami, killing greater than 18,000 individuals.
USGS and Japan’s meteorological company mentioned there was no tsunami threat following the jolt, which produced sturdy shaking alongside components of the jap coast and was additionally felt in Tokyo.
Public broadcaster NHK mentioned there have been no rapid reviews of injury.
Japan sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fireplace”, an arc of intense seismic exercise that stretches by means of Southeast Asia and throughout the Pacific basin.
The nation is commonly hit by quakes, and has strict building laws supposed to make sure buildings can face up to sturdy tremors.
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