Thursday, June 23, 2011

Japan earthquake of 6.7 degrees records

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 on the Richter scale shook northeastern Japan at 6:51 pm local time on Thursday (21:51 GMT Wednesday), Meteorological Agency of Japan, with no reports of injuries or damage. It said it was canceled a tsunami warning issued for coast of Iwate Prefecture.

The strong quake was felt in the city of Hashikami, Aomori Prefecture, and coastal areas of northern Iwate Prefecture, including the city of Morioka, reported Kyodo news agency. The earthquake was felt with less intensity in some parts of the prefectures of the region, Miyagi and Akita.

The epicenter was located off the coast of Iwate prefecture at a depth of 20 kilometers, the agency said.

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