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.
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.
— 緊急·ウォッチ日本 (@emgw_japan) May 12, 2015
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.
Onagawa and Higashidori nuclear power plants also reported no abnormalities.
平成27年05月13日06時19分 気象庁発表 13日06時13分頃地震がありました。 震源地は宮城県沖（北緯38.9度、東経142.1度）で、 震源の深さは約50km、地震の規模（マグニチュード）は6.6と推定されます。 pic.twitter.com/w9JSjnHZ66
— 地震速報 (@EqAlarm) May 12, 2015
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