TOKYO, July 25 (Xinhua) — An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale jolted Japan’s northeastern Fukushima Prefecture and its vicinity on early Monday Morning, said the Japan Meteorological Agency.
The focus of the quake, which occurred at 03:51 a.m. local time was located some 40 km under the sea off Fukushima, said the agency.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to properties, and no tsunami warning was issued. Tremors were felt in Tokyo, about 240 kilometers away from the prefecture.
– Strong earthquake jolts Japan (News24):
New York – The US Geological Survey is reporting that another strong earthquake has jolted northeastern Japan, the same region devastated by March’s massive quake and tsunami. There are no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and no tsunami warning is in effect.
The USGS says the magnitude 6.2-quake struck at 03:51 on Monday and was centred at a depth of 35.6km in the Pacific Ocean, 94km east of Fukushima prefecture. The epicentre is 282km northeast of Tokyo.
On Saturday afternoon, a magnitude-6.4 quake struck in the same area off the east coast of Honshu.