Strong quake jolts northern Japan, no tsunami warning issued
TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 hit northeastern Japan on Saturday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
The agency said the epicenter of the earthquake was off the Pacific coast of Miyagi prefecture, about 300 kilometers (187 miles) from the capital Tokyo, adding that no tsunami warning had been issued.
There were no immediate reports of major damage.
On March 11, the northeast coast was struck by a magnitude 9 earthquake, the strongest quake in Japan on record, and a massive tsunami, which triggered the world's worst nuclear crisis in 25 years, at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The disaster left up to 20,000 dead or missing.
(Reporting by Shinichi Saoshiro; Editing by Daniel Magnowski)
- Qatar adamant it will host 2022 World Cup despite doubts
- Argentina's Fernandez to meet billionaire investor Soros in New York
- New Jersey hiker killed by black bear : police
- Islamic State urges attacks on U.S., French citizens, taunts Obama
- Housing data hits Wall Street; S&P has worst day since August 5