6.8 Earthquake Hits Off Japan’s Honshu Island


A magnitude 6.8 earthquake was reported by the U.S. Geological Survey and Japan Meteorological Agency on Tuesday.

It struck at 6:13 local time at a depth of 31 miles, 21 miles off the eastern coast of Japan’s Honshu island.

RT reports:

While USGS originally reported the quake at 6.9 magnitude, JMA measured it at 6.6. No casualties or damage have yet been reported.

No tsunami warning was issued by JMA and according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, based on all available data a “destructive pacific-wide tsunami” is not expected. No warning has been issued for the US state of Hawaii.

No abnormalities were reported at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which was crippled by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011. However, some trains were reportedly delayed on the Tohoku Line between Fukushima and Sendai prefectures following tremors.Earthquake_japan-earthquake-honshu-island

Onagawa and Higashidori nuclear power plants also reported no abnormalities.

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