1. 6.2 magnitude earthquake hits Japan; no tsunami alerts as yet

6.2 magnitude earthquake hits Japan; no tsunami alerts as yet

With the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center claiming that "a destructive pacific-wide tsunami is not expected", there has been no Tsunami warning issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency.

By: | New Delhi | Published: November 12, 2016 5:13 AM
The quake that measured 6.2 on the Richter Scale, was epicentered at Ishinomaki, struck about 250 miles north of Tokyo. The quake that measured 6.2 on the Richter Scale, was epicentered at Ishinomaki, struck about 250 miles north of Tokyo.

In another incident of earthqauke hitting Japan, the US Geological survey had confirmed the strike of a powerful earthquake in the east coast of the country. The quake that measured 6.2 on the Richter Scale, was epicentered at Ishinomaki, struck about 250 miles north of Tokyo.

According to geological data, the epicenter of the quake is of a depth of 28 miles. Epicentered at the same area, the Tohoku earthquake had claimed thousands of lives in 2011.

At the Ikata Nuclear Power Plant in Ehime Prefecture, in the search for survivors and estimating damage caused, around 23,000 people took part in an earthquake drill.

With the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center claiming that “a destructive pacific-wide tsunami is not expected”,  there has been no Tsunami warning issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency.

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