Natural Disasters

7.8-magnitude earthquake hits off the coast of Japan

“A powerful and extremely deep earthquake struck near remote Japanese islands, and shook most of the country Saturday evening. However, officials said there was no threat of a tsunami, and no injuries or damage were immediately reported.

The earthquake struck near the Ogasawara islands at a depth of 590 kilometers (370 miles), Japan’s Meteorological Agency said. Although some initial reports logged the quake as an 8.5-magnitude event, the U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 7.8 and a depth of 678 kilometers (421 miles).”

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