Magnitude 6.8 earthquake jolts northeastern Japan
No tsunami warning issued following quake off Miyagi state
A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake jolted northeastern Japan on Saturday, the country’s meteorological agency said.
The quake occurred off the coast of Miyagi prefecture at 10.27 a.m. local time (0127GMT) at a depth of 51 kilometers (32 miles), according to the agency.
Authorities did not issue a tsunami notice following the tremor.
Earlier, the agency put the magnitude of the earthquake at 6.6 and depth at 60 kilometers (37 miles).Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.