Strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Northeast Japan

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A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck northeast of Japan early on Wednesday, the same area devastated four years ago by tsunami. Reports say there were no...

TOKYO -- Japan once again was struck by an earthquake in the northeast region early on Wednesday; this was the area devastated by natural disaster four years ago.

No damage or injury on the immediate report provided. No tsunami alert as well.

As per the US Geological Survey, Tohoku region experience the quake with 6.8 magnitude. While the public broadcaster NHK reported that it was magnitude 6.6. The initial analysis of USGS was magnitude 6.9 earthquake.

The center of the quake was 74 miles or 119 kilometers southeast of Morioka, Japan at a depth of 24 miles or 39 kilometers, according to the report.

An overview from NHK helicopter showed no damage in the affected area. They said that no reports of damage or injury are coming in from the broad areas shaken by this strong quake.

Wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is still intact and no abnormalities detected, even the nearby Daini plant is perfectly fine.

Spokesman of Tohoku Electric Power Co told Reuters there was no abnormality seen at the nuclear power plants in Higashidori and Onagawa as well.

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