A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the northern coast of Japan’s main Honshu island today,seismologists said,but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage.
The quake hit at 2:48 pm (0548 GMT) in the Pacific some 50 kilometres from Namie town near the tsunami-ravaged Fukushima Daiichi plant,the United States Geological Survey said.
Japan’s meteorological agency estimated it as 5.9 magnitude at a depth of 50 kilometres. Fukushima operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said there were no immediate reports of any impact on the plant,Jiji Press said.
“We have received no reports of damage so far,” an official at Fukushima prefecture told AFP. Neighbouring Miyagi prefecture also had no reports of damage,a Miyagi official said.
Japan is regularly hit by powerful earthquakes and has largely adapted its infrastructure to tremors that can cause widespread damage in other,less developed countries.
- Soon You Could Get Plastic Currency Notes: Find Out More
- Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor Starrer Befikre Gets A Thumbs Up
- Supreme Court Seeks Centre’s Response Over Various Issues Regarding Demonetisation
- Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Writes To West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee
- Bigg Boss 10 December 8 Review: Swami Om Feels Cheated, lashes Out At Gaurav For Jail Punishment
- South Korean President Park Geun-Hye Impeached Over Corruption Scandal
- Former Air Chief SP Tyagi Arrested In VVIP Chopper Scam
- After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Liquor Baron Vijay Mallya’s Twitter Account Hacked
- Find Out What PM Narendra Modi Told Cabinet Over Demonetisation Decision
- Home Minister Rajnath Singh Assures Safety Of All Tourists Stranded On Havelock Island
- Government To Waive Service Tax On Debit, Credit Card Transactions Of Up To Rs 2,000
- President Pranab Mukherjee Criticises Parliament Disruptions Over Demonetisation
- Pakistan International Airlines Flight Carrying Over 40 Passenger On Board Crashes
- Shah Rukh Khan On Raees Clash With Kaabil: It’s Impossible To Have A Solo Release In India
- US-President Elect Donald Trump Named TIME’s Person Of The Year 2016