Japan was Hit by a 6.7-Magnitude Earthquake

Japan was Hit by a 6.7-Magnitude Earthquake – Last March 11, an earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0 hit northeast Japan which triggered a fatal tsunami that resulted to the deaths of thousands of people. More or less 23,000 people were reported dead and missing at that time and Japan was left devastated while most of its infrastructures were destroyed. Just this Thursday, barely recovering from the tragic incident, the same part of Japan was hit by another earthquake with a 6.7 magnitude. Fortunately, there were no injuries and damage reported earlier although a tsunami alert was issued immediately by the Japan Meteorological Agency. After an hour, the tsunami alert was cancelled.

According to Japan Meteorological Agency, the earthquake occurred at 6:51 am at about 30 miles off the shore of Iwate area. Fortunately, the U.S. Pacific Tsunami warning center earlier reported that no Pacific-wide tsunami is expected soon. However, it affected up to 19.9 miles deep sending tremors across the northern half of Japan up to 325 miles to the southwest where Tokyo can be found. After the quake, smaller aftershocks were then recorded by the Japan Meteorological Agency. Earthquake is a regular occurrence for people in Japan because it is located in the “Ring of Fire” in the Pacific Basin where an arc of volcanoes and fault lines are located.

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