Japan Coast Struck by 6.4 Magnitude: Reports U.S. Geological Survey - TNBCLive

Early Monday morning, the east coast of Japan was jerked by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake. The US Geological report about the earthquake but it reported no tsunami.

The USGS said on its website that the epicenter of the earthquake was 41.7 kilometres under the Pacific seabed, less than 50 kilometers off the coast of Miyagi prefecture. They rated the risk of casualties and damage as low.

The tsunami hit the coast at 5.30 am said Japan’s Meteorological Agency and said no tsunami warning had been issued after the tremor. The Japanese news agency described the quake at a magnitude of 6.1 and a depth of 50 kilometers.

Japan is located on Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of intense seismic activity that stretches through Southeast Asia and across the Pacific basin. Earlier in 2011, a massive  9.0 magnitude earthquake struck roughly 130 kilometres east of Miyagi prefecture. The natural calamity, triggering the Fukushima, took the fatality nearly 16,000. 

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