A strong but deep 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of southwest Japan early Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued.
There were no immediate reports of injury or damage caused by the earthquake, whose epicentre was 132 kilometres (82 miles) northwest of Naze, Japan.
The quake was relatively deep at 164 kilometres and struck at 12:51 am local time (1551 GMT Saturday), according to USGS.
Japan’s Kyodo News agency reported that the earthquake was felt in Okinawa as well as the island of Kyushu.
Japan sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, an arc of intense seismic activity that stretches through Southeast Asia and across the Pacific basin.
In 2011, a devastating 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck roughly 130 kilometres east of Miyagi prefecture, unleashing an enormous tsunami, triggering the Fukushima nuclear reactor meltdown and killing nearly 16,000 people.
Earthquakes in Japan have been many in the last 12 months.
2 earthquakes in the past 24 hours
11 earthquakes in the past 7 days
45 earthquakes in the past 30 days
442 earthquakes in the past 365 days.
Be prepared!! Your country could be next!! BE PREPARED!!!
Contributed by HE Prof Colin O Jarrett
Part source: www.jamaicaobserver.com