Japan: Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 rattles Bonin island, no causalities reported yet

Tokyo: A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit off Japan's Bonin Islands on Thursday but there was no tsunami risk, seismologists said.

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The quake hit at a depth of 450 kilometres (280 miles) at 02:27 am (17.27 GMT) 770 kilometres south of Shimoda, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake poses no tsunami risk.

A 9.0-magnitude earthquake in March 2011 triggered a massive and deadly tsunami, which smashed into a power station and sparked the world's worst atomic accident since Chernobyl in 1986.

Tokyo Electric is working to clean up and dismantle the reactors in a process that is expected to take at least four decades.


Updated Date: Sep 08, 2017 09:09 AM

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