Magnitude-6.6 Earthquake Shakes Northeastern Japan


Magnitude-6.6 Earthquake Shakes Northeastern Japan

A powerful 6.6 magnitude earthquake was registered on Saturday off the northeastern coast of Japan, the Japan Meteorological organization (JMA) said.

The epicenter of the earthquake became located at a depth of 60 kilometers (more than 37 miles) inside the Pacific Ocean, not a ways from the prefecture of Miyagi.

The tremors had been felt in the northern and eastern parts of the united statessuch as Tokyo, JMA stated.

There are no reviews of any damages or victims caused by the earthquake. No tsunami alert has been declared.

Notwithstanding that, the office of the prime minister created a crisis center following the earthquake.

Railway agencies have suspended the educated traffic inside the prefectures hit with the aid of the earthquake to carry out protection exams. The government additionally ordered extra assessments at nuclear power flora in the northeastern part of the country.

Japan is located in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire and regularly suffers from powerful earthquakes. The 2011 9.0 magnitude earthquake and the following tsunami killed over 15,000 people and caused the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster.