Magnitude 7.2 earthquake hits northeastern Japan, tsunami warning issued

EarthquakeScreenshot: EMSC

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit northeastern Japan on Saturday. Authorities have issued a tsunami alert, according to the Japanese broadcaster NHK.

In Tokyo, many people felt the ground shaking. The quake had a magnitude of 7.2, according to the US Geological Survey. They say the quake had a depth of 60 kilometers.

The earthquake is said to have started around six o’clock in the afternoon, local time. No injuries have been reported so far.

An earthquake of magnitude seven is considered a strong earthquake that can trigger extensive damage in populated areas.

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