You are here

Strong 6.8-magnitude quake hits northeastern Japan

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 06:47

[TOKYO] A strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northeastern Japan Wednesday morning, the US Geological Survey said, but authorities did not issue a tsunami warning and there were no immediate reports of damage.

The quake struck at 6.12am (2112 GMT) off the east coast of Japan's Honshu island in the Pacific Ocean, according to USGS, at a depth of 38.9km.

Japan's meteorological agency said there was no immediate tsunami threat from the quake.

The quake hit 33km south east of the nearest city of Ofunato.

Japan's islands are situated at the conjuncture of several tectonic plates and experience a number of relatively violent quakes every year.

AFP

sentifi.com

Market voices on:

Nespresso
Pair your daily business read with the perfect cup of espresso.

Subscribe to The Business Times today to receive your very own Nespresso Inissia coffee machine worth $188.

Find out more at btsub.sg/btdeal

Powered by GET.comGetCom