Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Japan Earthquake June 22, 2011

Magnitude 6.7 Earthquake hits Japan this June 22, 2011.  The quake hit at around 6:50am thursday but no immediate reports of damage, or injuries were recorded. 

No tsunami has been reported as well from the 6.7 magnitude earthquake. Although a tsunami warning has been issued of a possible tsunami about one-half meter (20 inches) could follow as CNN reported. But such warning was cancelled.

The quake was offshore of Honshu island, and was some 325 miles northeast of Tokyo. The quake was 19.9 miles deep.


As per CNN reports , here is an excerpt:
The coastal cities of Kamaishi and Ofunato ordered about 8,000 households near the coast to evacuate, the Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported, but there was no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Train service in the area was stopped temporarily, but resumed operation within an hour, NHK reported.

The quake struck shortly before 7 a.m. (6 p.m. Wednesday ET) and was centered 530 kilometers (330 miles) north-northeast of Tokyo. The epicenter was off the northern prefecture of Iwate, about 175 kilometers (109 miles) north of where the magnitude-9 quake that devastated northern Japan struck in March.





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