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Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Strikes Off Coast of Honshu, Japan

Courtesy US Geological Survey

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck off the coast of Honshu, Japan, at 02:36 local time on 19th August 2011. The quake’s epicentre was 43.6km underground and 99 km South-East of Sendai. Tsunami warnings have now been cancelled with no reports of damage.

Tokyo Electric Power Company reported that the companies nuclear facilities and intact and operating as normal following the earthquake.

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