On Saturday morning, around 6:57 am, a strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.6 on the Richter Scale and at a depth of 60 kilometers struck off near East Coast of Honshu Island in Japan, as per the reports by the National Centre of Seismology.
The earthquake shook buildings in the capital of Tokyo raising possibilities of landslides but no risk of Tsunami was issued by Japan’s Meteorological Agency. No such reports of injuries or damage were reported.
The epicenter of the earthquake lied on the coast of Miyagi in Northern Japan. The northeastern coast of Japan has been hit by multiple earthquakes in recent months, including a magnitude 7.2 quake in March and a similar one in February.
In 2011, an earthquake of 9 magnitudes was one of the strongest recorded earthquakes.