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

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

AFP September 08, 2017 09:09:26 IST
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.

Japan Earthquake of magnitude 61 rattles Bonin island no causalities reported yet Representational image. PTI[/caption

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.

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