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 stories of harm.
The United States 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 folks.
USGS and Japan’s meteorological company mentioned there was no tsunami danger following the jolt, which produced robust shaking alongside components of the japanese coast and was additionally felt in Tokyo.
Public broadcaster NHK mentioned there have been no rapid stories of harm.
Japan sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, an arc of intense seismic exercise that stretches via Southeast Asia and throughout the Pacific basin.
The nation is repeatedly hit by quakes, and has strict building laws supposed to make sure buildings can stand up to robust tremors.
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