Magnitude 6.7 quake hits off Okinawa in Japan

  • Agencies, Okinawa
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  • Updated: Mar 03, 2014 02:32 IST

A magnitude 6.7 quake struck off Okinawa in Japan, the US Geological Survey said on Sunday, but no tsunami was reported. The USGS said the quake was centered 143 km north-northwest of Naha, Okinawa, at a depth of almost (112 km).

A tsunami was not expected after the temblor, the National Weather Service's Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said immediately after the incident.

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake had hit eastern Japan on Sunday in November last year, rocking buildings in Tokyo.

More than 18,000 people died when a 9.0-magnitude sub-sea earthquake sent a towering tsunami barrelling into Japan's northeast coast in March 2011 in the country's worst post-World War II disaster.

Cooling systems at the Fukushima nuclear plant were knocked out, sending reactors into meltdown and forcing tens of thousands of people to flee.

 

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