6.6 Earthquake Has Shaken Northern Japan

 

As of Sunday, March 14, 2010, 6.6. Strong Earthquake shaken Northern Japan.   So far, no major damage or casualties were reported.  

As per report, buildings were shaken and was felt as far as Tokyo, 240 mile away. The epicentre was about 40 km (25 miles) beneath the ocean off Honshu, Japan’s main island.  It happened at 5:08 p.m. (0808 GMT).  

There were no Tsunami alerts. 

In spite of the strong quake, Japan’s major firms in the area has assured their citizenry of normal operations.  Nonetheless, Expressway were closed for checking. 

FYI.  Japan is known as one of the world’s most earthquake-prone countries in the world.