Earthquake Hits Northern Japan – WSJ

Lincoln Wylie

TOKYO—An earthquake of magnitude seven.three hit northern Japan on Saturday evening, with sizeable shaking but no reports of important hurt.

The Japan Meteorological Agency explained there was no tsunami from the quake.

The epicenter was about a hundred ninety miles north-northeast of Tokyo in the Pacific Ocean off the coastline of Fukushima prefecture. The meteorological agency explained the magnitude was seven.three, revised from an original estimate of seven.one, and the quake transpired at about eleven:08 p.m. neighborhood time (1408 GMT). The quake was felt in Tokyo.

It happened in the vicinity of the epicenter of a March eleven, 2011, temblor that induced a tsunami as superior as fifty toes, devastated coastal regions of northern Japan and brought on reactor meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. That quake still left far more than eighteen,000 individuals useless or lacking, according to the Nationwide Law enforcement Agency.

A meteorological agency formal explained

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