Magnitude 6.9 quake strikes off Japan

Powerful but deep quake strikes off Japan, no tsunami alert. There were no immediate reports of damage.

Magnitude 6.9 quake strikes off Japan

World Bulletin / News Desk 

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 struck deep under the seabed off the coast of Japan south of Tokyo on Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The quake's epicentre was near the Ogasawara islands south of Tokyo, the agency said, adding that a tsunami warning had not been issued. The quake's preliminary depth was put at 480 km (300 miles) below the seabed.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

Earthquakes are common in Japan, one of the world's most seismically active areas, and a magnitude 8.5 quake struck the area around the chain of islands that run south from Tokyo last month. There were no reports of casualties or serious injuries.

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