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A strong 7.8 magnitude of Earthquake strikes Japanese coast on Saturday, mild tremors felt in North India

Japan Earthquake has shaken the buildings however officials confirm there is no Tsunami threat and no report of injuries or damage.

Japan: A strong 7.8 magnitude earthquake has struck off the Japanese coast on Saturday that resulted in shaking the buildings and setting off car alarms in Tokyo as reported by AFP correspondent.

The quake struck at 8.30 PM (1130 GMT) and the intensity was so strong the it resulted in swaying of the residential buildings.

There are no reports of injuries or damages and the Pacific Tsunami Center officials have also confirmed that there are no Tsunami threats.

As per the reports from the US Geological Survey, the epicenter was 422 miles i.e. 676 kilometers below the Earth's surface and it was centered on a remote spot in the Pacific Ocean around 870 kilometers south of Tokyo.

Yoshiyuki Sasamoto who stays close to the places of epicenter and who runs a traditional guest house on Chichijima, told NHK that the shaking had been violent. He also added: “Initially a weaker quake hit and it stopped. Then the big one came. It was so strong that I couldn’t stand still and couldn’t walk."

Officials had temporarily closed both the runways at Narita Airport, which is the main international gateway to Tokyo, as they were carrying out some inspections.
The quake resulted in temporarily halting the trains. No abnormalities have been reported in the regions mothballed nuclear power plants.

Earlier this week on Monday, Tokyo had witnessed a less shallow and less powerful quake. Today's quake was a second one and this was of much stronger magnitude.

It has been observed that Japan experiences around 20 percent of the world's most powerful earthquakes each year due to its geographical location. Japan is located in the center and surrounded by four tectonic plates due to which it has to face these earthquakes.
Mild tremors have also been reported in New Delhi, India as a result of this quake in Japan.



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