A new earthquake occurred this morning in the Japanese archipelago with magnitude 6.6

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred Tuesday near an island in Japan, located over 800 kilometers from Tokyo, where land-based movement was also felt, but was not triggered no tsunami alert,

Americans and Japanese seismologists announced.

The quake occurred at 12.24 to the north-west of Chichi-Shima island, according to the American Institute of Geophysics (USGS), in an area known as the Pacific islands of Ogasawara Bonin in Japan or abroad.

Hypo-center was located about 478 km deep.

Japanese Meteorological Agency has not issued any tsunami alert.

Moderate earthquakes were felt throughout the eastern part of Japan, especially in the capital, but no damage or injuries were reported.

Japanese territory, located at the junction of four tectonic plates, record each year about 20 percent of the most powerful earthquakes on the planet.

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Posted by M.P.Bogdan on Nov 30 2010. Filed under Asia, Featured News, World. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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