Damage-Free Japan As Earthquake Hits At 6.9 Magnitude
Tokyo shook at 6.9 magnitude earthquake at 12:25 pm local time. There were no reports on injuries, deaths, damages or tsunami according to Japan’s meteorological agency.
According to the US Geological Survey, the quake’s magnitude is only at 6.6 compared to the reported 6.9. The discrepancy of the declared magnitude was not yet made clear.
Japan is one of the most earthquake-prone countries for it belongs to the Pacific Ring Of Fire. The highest magnitude ever recorded in Japan was on October 28, 1707 with the intensity of 8.6. It had struck both the Nankaido and Tokai regions, causing moderate to severe damage throughout southwestern Honshu, Shikoku and southeastern Kyushu.Follow us on Twitter to get free up-to-date news via tweets from the World Correspondents, or you can subscribe to us by entering your e-mail below. You can confirm your free subscription by clicking the confirmation link that will be sent to your e-mail address. Once you've confirmed, then you're good to go.