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6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Ogasawara Islands Off Japan's Coast - Japan's Meteorological Agency

© Sputnik / Gennady RatushenkoSeismograph
Seismograph - Sputnik International
An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 occurred in the Ogasawara archipelago 1,000 kilometers from Tokyo, according to Japan’s Meteorological Agency.

The epicentre of the seismic activity was registered at a depth of 490 kilometers.

There is no information about victims or damage, and there is no tsunami threat.

​Japan is located in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire and regularly suffers from powerful earthquakes. In 2011, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and the following tsunami killed over 15,000 people and caused the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster.

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