Violent 6.2 Earthquake Smacks Japan Near Miyako

A violent magnitude 6.2 earthquake has smacked the northeastern coast of Japan, the US Geological Survey says.

The USGC said the quake was centred at a depth of 9.7km, 96km near the city of Miyako at 11.20 NZT.

The quake occurred just over a year and a half since a 9.0-magnitude earthquake triggered a huge tsunami off Japan, resulting in thousands of deaths and the world’s worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century.

The Japan Meteorological Agency, however, did not issue any tsunami warnings or advisories immediately after the Tuesday morning quake, according to its website. No such warnings were issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center either.

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