14 March 2012 11:17 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northeastern ?xml:namespace>
The quake occurred at 18:09 local time (09:09 GMT) on Wednesday in the Sanriku Oki region at a relatively shallow depth of about 10 kilometres (six miles), the agency said.
The epicentre was about 235 kilometres south of
The quake was not felt in
Tsunami warnings are currently in effect for
Around the same time last year, northeastern Japan was hit by a massive 9.0-magnitude quake with a consequent tsunami that killed around 19,000 people and caused widespread destruction to homes, businesses and infrastructure, including a nuclear power facility in
Iwate prefecture was badly damaged in last year’s tsunami.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in
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