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6.1 Magnitude earthquake shakes central Japan, no tsunami warning issued

Tremors have been felt in the city of Toba, Japan. Giving information, Japan's Science Agency said that the earthquake occurred in the southern Ibaraki province at 13.38 minutes according to Indian time. Its depth was about 50 kilometers.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Tokyo: Strong earthquake tremors have been felt in the Japanese city of Toba. Arrived at 1:38 pm in the city of Toba, 84 km southeast of Japan. The magnitude of the earthquake was measured at 6.1 on the Richter scale. Earlier on 9 November 2020, earthquake tremors were felt in the eastern province of Ibaraki.

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The earthquake measured 5.0 on the Richter scale but no tsunami warning issued. Giving information, Japan’s Science Agency said that the earthquake occurred in the southern Ibaraki province at 13.38 minutes according to Indian time. Its depth was about 50 kilometers.

There were no reports of damage or injuries and no abnormalities were detected at the Fukushima nuclear plants, according to public broadcaster NHK.

The US Geological Survey also measured the quake at a magnitude of 6.1.

The Fukushima and Ibaraki prefectures, north of Tokyo, experienced stronger shaking on Japan’s seismic scale, despite the regions being hundreds of kilometres from the epicentre.

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Shinkansen bullet trains and the Tokyo metro were halted briefly after the quake but have since resumed.

When the 2011 earthquake wreaked havoc in Japan
The year 2011 earthquake occurred in this area, which caused great destruction. On March 11, 2011, a 9-magnitude earthquake struck, after which a tsunami devastated northeastern Japan. More than 18 thousand people died in this earthquake while 5 lakh people were displaced. It has been 10 years since this tragedy, but so far people around Fukushima have not been able to return to their homes.

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