Updated: 11/12/2017 9:09:45 PM
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 has been detected off the coast of Japan.
The US Geological Survey said that the earthquake struck about 282 km south east of Kamaishi, and around 322 km east of Fukushima.
It is the third major earthquake to strike around the world in the last 24 hours - following one in Mexico that measured a magnitude of 7.1, while another 6.1 magnitude earthquake stuck New Zealand.
The depth of the earthquake, which struck at 2.37am local time, was measured at 10 km. Details of any damage are yet to emerge, and no tsunami warning has yet been issued.
Published Thursday, November 9, 2017
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 hit Tokyo and its vicinity Sunday but no tsunami warning was issued, the Meteorological Agency said.
The 6:19 p.m. quake, focused in the Pacific Ocean off Chiba Prefecture, Tokyo, measured 4 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in part of Chiba and Ibaraki prefectures and 3 in some locations in Tokyo.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the quake.
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Affected Area: 500 km.
Alert Level: Green
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