6.1-magnitude quake hits off Japan’s Bonin Islands — USGS

TOKYO, Japan – A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit off Japan’s Bonin Islands on Friday, seismologists said.

The quake hit at a depth of 450 kilometers (280 miles) at 02:27 am (17:27 GMT) 770 kilometers south of Shimoda, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The Japan Meteorological Agency however said the quake posed no tsunami risk.

A 9.0-magnitude earthquake in March 2011 triggered a massive and deadly tsunami, which smashed into a power station and sparked the world’s worst atomic accident since Chernobyl in 1986.

Tokyo Electric is working to clean up and dismantle the reactors in a process that is expected to take at least four decades.

Source: 6.1-magnitude quake hits off Japan’s Bonin Islands — USGS

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