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Earthquake Hits Northern Japan – WSJ

TOKYO—An earthquake of magnitude seven.three hit northern Japan on Saturday night time, with major shaking but no experiences of major destruction.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said there was no tsunami from the quake.

The epicenter was about 190 miles north-northeast of Tokyo in the Pacific Ocean off the coastline of Fukushima prefecture. The meteorological agency said the magnitude was seven.three, revised from an first estimate of seven.1, and the quake occurred at about eleven:08 p.m. regional time (1408 GMT). The quake was felt in Tokyo.

It happened close to the epicenter of a March eleven, 2011, temblor that induced a tsunami as substantial as fifty feet, devastated coastal areas of northern Japan and induced reactor meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. That quake still left additional than 18,000 folks lifeless or missing, according to the Nationwide Law enforcement Agency.

A meteorological agency formal said Saturday’s quake was probably an aftershock of the a single just about a 10 years ago.