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The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed that a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the southwest coast of Japan on Friday, April 1, 2016 at exactly 11:39 am (0239 GMT).

The tremor was recorded at around 350 kilometers (395 miles) southwest of Tokyo, off the coast of Japan’s main Honshu island.

Based upon the report of Japan Meteorological Agency, the quake which is tectonic in origin struck at a depth of 10 kilometers.

There was no tsunami warning that have been issued by the local government and no damage was reported. However, the bullet trains temporarily stopped operation.

The United States Geological Survey states that “damage negligible in buildings of good design and construction; slight to moderate in well-built ordinary structures; considerable damage in poorly built or badly designed structures; some chimneys broken.”

According to Inquirer.net, the country is located at the intersection of four tectonic plates is experiencing at about 20 percent of the most powerful earthquakes in the world.

One of which is the massive earthquake that hit the central city in March 2011 which took more or less 18,500 lives and leaving Fukushima nuclear plant in distress.


U.S. Geological Survey

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