6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes near Nago, Japan

Monday, March 3, 2014
By Paul Martin

March 3, 2014

TOKYO, Japan – A magnitude-6.6 earthquake struck south-western Japan early on Monday, the Meteorological Agency said. No casualties or damage were reported and no tsunami warning was issued. The quake jolted the region at 5:11am with its seismic centre off the north-western coast of the main Okinawa Island, at a depth of 120 kilometers, the agency said. The quake registered intensity 4 on the Japanese seismic scale of 7 in several areas of Okinawa, 1,600 kilometers south-west of Tokyo. –Gulf News

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