Japan earthquake: 6.0-magnitude quake strikes off east of country

Tremor hits east of Fukushima, where nuclear reactor failed in 2011

Jon Sharman
Friday 06 October 2017 10:14
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The epicentre of the earthquake
The epicentre of the earthquake

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake has struck off eastern Japan.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The quake struck 255 east of Ishinomaki, Honshu, at a depth of 10km, the US Geological Survey said.

The epicentre was about 300km from Fukushima, where a tsunami triggered by a huge earthquake crippled a nuclear reactor in 2011 and caused widespread destruction.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre had no tsunami warnings active on Friday morning.

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