Earthquake Hits Northern Japan – WSJ

TOKYO—An earthquake of magnitude seven.three strike northern Japan on Saturday night, with major shaking but

TOKYO—An earthquake of magnitude seven.three strike northern Japan on Saturday night, with major shaking but no experiences of main harm.

The Japan Meteorological Company said there was no tsunami from the quake.

The epicenter was about one hundred ninety miles north-northeast of Tokyo in the Pacific Ocean off the coastline of Fukushima prefecture. The meteorological agency said the magnitude was seven.three, revised from an preliminary estimate of seven.1, and the quake happened at about eleven:08 p.m. local time (1408 GMT). The quake was felt in Tokyo.

It occurred close to the epicenter of a March eleven, 2011, temblor that brought about a tsunami as large as 50 ft, devastated coastal parts of northern Japan and activated reactor meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. That quake remaining far more than 18,000 folks useless or lacking, according to the Nationwide Law enforcement Company.

A meteorological agency formal said Saturday’s quake was likely an aftershock of the a person virtually a decade ago.