6.2 magnitude earthquake hits Japan

Honshu island is around 350 kms from Tokyo. According to the Geological survey no tsunami warning had been issued. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency," There is a possibility of strong

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 12 Nov 2016 4:58 AM GMT

6.2 magnitude earthquake hits Japan
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Tokyo: An earthquake of 6.2 magnitude struck the northeast coast of Honshu island in Japan on Saturday. Although there were no immediate information of damage, some minor injuries were reported.

Honshu island is around 350 kms from Tokyo.

According to the Geological survey no tsunami warning had been issued.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency," There is a possibility of strong aftershocks in next few days."

  • The earthquake struck at the depth of 44 kilometres.

  • More than 80,000 houses suffered blackout.

It may be recalled that in April last, Kumamoto city of Japan was hit by two strong earthquakes followed by approximately 1700 aftershocks which took the life of more than 50 people

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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