Strong Earthquake Hits Off Japan Coast

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  1. SREEKAR

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    A powerful undersea earthquake south of Japan has shaken buildings in Tokyo.

    The US Geological Survey said the 7.8-magnitude earthquake was centred 874km (543 miles) from the Japanese capital, at a depth of almost 700km.

    It struck at 18:30 local time (11:30 GMT). Buildings in the capital swayed for almost a minute as the quake built in intensity, AFP news agency says.

    There are no reports of serious damage or casualties. No tsunami warning has been issued.
    A strong earthquake has struck off Japan's Bonin Islands, but officials say there is no danger of a tsunami.

    The quake shook buildings in Tokyo on Saturday, setting off car alarms as it rattled the Japanese capital.

    Residential buildings swayed for around a minute as the quake built in intensity at around 8.30pm (1130 GMT).

    Japan's Meteorological Agency says the offshore earthquake struck Saturday at 8:24 p.m. at a depth of 590 kilometers (370 miles). The US Geological Survey says the quake had a magnitude of 7.8 and a depth of 678 kilometres.

    Public broadcaster NHK said there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

    The meteorological agency did not issue a tsunami warning because the quake struck so far beneath the earth's surface.

    The Ogasawara islands are about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) south of Tokyo
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    Hope it's true. Japanese people can't get a break. These are the things (calamities) that shaped their society into a resilient and extremely hard working one.

    @SREEKAR, thanks for the tag mate.
     
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    No Tsunami warning? Japan has ha a rather bad time with it...................
     
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    with the Huge depth and long from Ground makes less or zero damages even if they strike heavier..!!

    Some reports 7.8 some 8.5 ..but it's clear ..Zero Damage

    Thank G-D
     
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    Thank you friends for your replies but I forgot to ask a question..
    Is this earth quake an impact of earthquake which shook Nepal this year.??
    I mean any movement of earth plates..
    Regards
     
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    Looks like center is not japan where Nepal was the center on 7.9 scale earth quake.
     

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