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Strong 6.1-magnitude quake off Japan's east coast: USGS

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TOKYO: A strong magnitude 6.1 quake hit off the east coast of Japan early on Thursday (Sep 21) but authorities did not issue a tsunami warning. It struck 281 kilometres east of the city of Kamaishi on Honshu, the largest Japanese island, at…
TOKYO: A strong magnitude 6.1 quake hit off the east coast of Japan early on Thursday (Sep 21) but authorities did not issue a tsunami warning.
It struck 281 kilometres east of the city of Kamaishi on Honshu, the largest Japanese island, at a shallow depth of just 10 kilometres, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said no tsunami warning was in effect and the USGS said only weak shaking would have been felt on Honshu and the risk of damage was likely to be minor.

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