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6.1 Magnitude tremors hit east coast of Japan

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According to US Geological Survey an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 has been detected off the coast of Japan. The earthquake struck about 175 miles south east of Kamaishi, and around 200 miles east of Fukushima.


The depth of the earthquake, which struck at 2.37am local time, was measured at 10km. Details of any damage are yet to emerge, and no tsunami warning has yet been issued.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 18:45  
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