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6.1 Earthquake Strikes off Coast of Japan; No Tsunami Warning

6.1 Earthquake Strikes off Coast of Japan; No Tsunami Warning
(Reuters)

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 02:51 PM

An earthquake has struck off the east coast of Japan — nearly 200 miles east of the Fukushima nuclear plant, site of the disaster in 2011 after the deadly tsunami that ensued in the aftermath of a massive earthquake.

The tremor is said to have had a magnitude of 6.1, according to the US Geological Society (USGS).

The American scientific agency, which tracks natural disasters around the world, said the quake happened 175 miles from Kamaishi on Honshu, northern Japan.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said no tsunami warning was in effect, and the USGS said only weak shaking would have been felt on Honshu and the risk of damage was likely to be minor.

Japan sits at the junction of four tectonic plates and experiences a number of relatively violent quakes every year.

A 50-foot tsunami sparked by an earthquake in the Pacific caused the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, leaving 18,000 dead or missing.

© AFP 2019

   
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