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6.1 Quake Hits Off Japan’s Bonin Islands

by AFP

USGS says there is no tsunami risk from latest tremors

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit off Japan’s Bonin Islands on Friday but there was no tsunami risk, seismologists said.

The quake hit at a depth of 450 kilometers at 2:27 a.m. 770 kilometers south of Shimoda, according to the United States Geological Survey. Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake poses 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.

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