Strong quake hits Okinawa, no tsunami alert

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 15:22

Tokyo: A strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake
struck in waters off Okinawa island on Teusday, but there were no
concerns about a tsunami, the US and Japanese agencies said.

The quake occurred in the East China Sea, 218
kilometres (136 miles) west of Naha, Okinawa prefecture, the
US Geological Survey said. The quake`s depth was 222
kilometres (138 miles).

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage
from the quake, which happened at 11:59 am (0259 GMT).

Japan, located at the junction of four tectonic
plates, experiences 20 per cent of the strongest quakes
recorded on Earth each year.

A devastating tsunami on March 11 left about 22,000
people dead or missing and triggered an atomic crisis at the
Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in the northeast of the
country.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 15:22

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