6.1-magnitude quake strikes off central Japan, no tsunami advisory

TOKYO: A 6.1-magnitude earthquake detected off the central coast Japan on monday, shake Tokyo and other cities, officials said, but no tsunami warning has been issued.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake struck at 5:09 p.m. (08:09 GMT) off the coast of Mie Prefecture with an epicenter depth of about 350 kilometers (217 miles).
There were no reports of damage or injuries and no abnormalities detected at the site Fukushima nuclear plant, according to public broadcaster NHK.
The US Geological Survey also measured the quake with a magnitude of 6.1 on the richter scale.
Fukushima and Ibaraki prefectures, north of Tokyo, experienced tremors stronger than Japan’s seismic scale, even though these areas were hundreds of kilometers away from the epicenter.
Shinkansen Tokyo’s bullet trains and subways were briefly halted after the earthquake but were later resumed.


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