6.1-magnitude quake strikes off Yonagunijima in Japan’s Okinawa

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6.1-magnitude quake strikes off Yonagunijima in Japan’s Okinawa
Published : 23 Oct 2018, 12:39:53
6.1-magnitude quake strikes off Yonagunijima in Japan’s Okinawa
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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 struck off Yonagunijima in Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost prefecture, the weather agency said here Tuesday.
 
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the temblor occurred at 1:35 p.m. local time, and its epicenter was located at a latitude of 24.0 degrees north and a longitude of 122.6 degrees east, and at depth of 30 km.
 
The quake measured 3 on Japan’s seismic intensity scale, which peaks at 7, in the seas around the small island.
 
The JMA said the earthquake posed no risk of triggering a tsunami.
 
There have been no reports of injury or damage to people or vessels in the vicinity of Yonagunijima as a result of the quake, according to the latest reports.-Xinhua
 
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