Earthquake of magnitude 6.6 off the coast of Japan

Japan is part of the so-called 'Ring of Fire', an arc of intense seismic activity that extends from Japan to Southeast Asia.
A 6.6 magnitude earthquake shook the eastern coast of Japan on Monday morning, the United States Geological Institute (USGS) reported. Japan is part of the so-called 'Ring of Fire', an arc of intense seismic activity that extends from Japan to Southeast Asia.
Earthquake of magnitude 6.6 off the coast of Japan
Tokyo News Update: - A 6.6 magnitude earthquake shook the eastern coast of Japan on Monday morning, the United States Geological Institute (USGS) reported.
The epicenter of the earthquake was located 41.7 km in the Pacific Ocean, less than 50 km from the coast of Miyagi prefecture, the USGS said on its website, ensuring that the risk of damage and victims was low, Ugobleno News reported.
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) attributed a magnitude of 6.1 to the quake and a depth of 50 km. According to the Japanese press agency Kyodo News, the tsunami warning was not activated after the earthquake, which occurred around 05:30 in the evening (local time).
Japan is part of the so-called "Ring of Fire", an arc of intense seismic activity that extends from Japan to Southeast Asia.
On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake caused a devastating tsunami, which left more than 18,000 dead and caused a major accident in the reactors of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
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