Japan is hit by powerful 6.1-magnitude earthquake…(2 Attacks..)

Thursday, April 11, 2019
By Paul Martin

Tremors hit the east of Honshu, the United States Geological Service said
There were no immediate reports of casualties on the country’s largest island
The 6.1-magnitude quake struck 108 miles east of the city of Hachinohe

11 April 2019

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 has struck off the coast of Japan.

Strong tremors hit the east of Honshu, the country’s largest island, on Thursday, according to the United States Geological Service.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the quake, which was reported to have struck in the ocean.

It hit at around 8.20am local time 108 miles east of the city Hachinohe at a depth of 17 miles.

Some nine people reported feeling tremors, according to the USGS website.

The island of Honshu, famous for its active volcano Mount Fuji, has a population of 104 million and is prone to earthquakes.

In 2011, it was hit by a 9.1-magnitude earthquake in the Tōhoku region which killed almost 16,000 people, mostly by drowning after it generated a tsunami that measured up to 133ft tall.

It was one of the biggest earthquakes recorded in the last 100 years and caused shaking that lasted six minutes.

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