6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits off South Japan

IN SPACE, JAPAN - MARCH 13: In this handout image provided by NASA, a satellite view of northeastern Japan following a massive earthquake captured March 13, 2011 at 03:55 UTC as seen from Space. An earthquake measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale has hit the northeast coast of Japan yesterday …
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An earthquake registering a 6.4 magnitude has hit off the coast of Japan, according to emerging reports.

The earthquake reportedly occurred 72 miles from southeast of Kagoshima at around 9.45 PM local time.

One of the world’s most seismically active areas, 20 percent of the world’s earthquakes of 6 or more occur in Japan.

No immediate damage or casualties were reported, nor has a tsunami warning been issued.


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