Earthquake of magnitude 6.9 hits Japan; tsunami warnings lifted off
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 22-Nov-2016

Tokyo, November 22: East coast of Japan had been hit by an earthquake of magnitude 6.9. Also a warning was issued in Japan so as to warn citizens of the occurrence of peril. No Immediate reports of damage or casualties came in post the earthquake.
The calamity struck the capital Tokyo at around 5:59am and was 67km off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of about 10km according to US Geological Survey.

Japan Meteorological Agency put out tsunami advisories for much of the nation's northern Pacific coast. This was the first time after December 2012 that the warnings were issued. Later at around 12.50 the warnings and advisories were lifted.

Earlier an earthquake-driven tsunami struck north Tokyo on March 11, 2011 creating mass destruction. That disaster left more than 18,000 people dead or missing, and sent three nuclear reactors into meltdown.Embeded ObjectThe 2011 earthquake was magnitude 9, the strongest quake in Japan on record. All nuclear plants on the North coast susceptible by the tsunami are shut down in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.

Japan accounts for about 20 percent of the world's temblors of magnitude 6 or greater. Earthquakes are common in Japan, one of the world's most seismically active areas.Embeded Object