Sunday 11 December 2016

Earthquake with magnitude of 6.2 strikes off coast of Japan

Published 11/11/2016 | 22:29

The earthquake has a preliminary magnitude of 6.2
The earthquake has a preliminary magnitude of 6.2

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck off the coast of Japan, 65 km east-northeast of the city of Sendai, at 6:43 a.m. on Saturday (2143 GMT Friday), the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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The Japan Meteorological Agency said no tsunami warning had been posted.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said "a destructive pacific-wide tsunami is not expected".

Now, Tokyo Electric Power are checking whether there has or will be any impact to Fukushima plant from the earthquake.

Reuters

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