Moderate quake hits northern Japan
The quake off Miyagi prefecture on Japan's northeast coast, some 350 kilometres north of Tokyo.india Updated: Dec 28, 2006 12:30 IST
A moderate earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5 hit northern Japan on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or any risk of a tsunami, meteorologists said.
The quake off Miyagi prefecture on Japan's northeast coast, some 350 kilometres north of Tokyo, took place at 9:25 am, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
The quake occurred at a depth of 70 kilometres.
Japan lies at the junction of four tectonic plates and endures about 20 per cent of the world's most powerful earthquakes, which frequently jolt Tokyo and other major cities.