6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Japan
from NBC News
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck 21 miles southeast of Ofunato, Japan, but there is no threat of a tsunami, authorities said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was detected on the northeastern coast of Japan. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there is no threat of a tsunami, and the Tohuku Electric Company, which operates the Onagawa nuclear power plant, told Japanese broadcaster NHK there have been no reports of irregularities.
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