Strong quake strikes central Japan

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Published: Saturday 22nd November 2014 by The News Editor

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A strong earthquake has hit central Japan, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and no tsunami warning was issued.

The Japan Meteorological Agency says the magnitude-6.8 earthquake hit parts of Nagano city and surrounding areas the hardest. The US Geological Survey says the quake’s magnitude was 6.2.

The earthquake struck at 10:08 pm Japan time on Saturday at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles).

Japanese media reported that the Shinkansen bullet train service in the area was suspended after the earthquake.

An apparent aftershock with a magnitude of 4.3 followed about 30 minutes later.

Japanese broadcaster NHK reported that a landslide blocked a road after the quake struck. NHK also said 200 homes were without power.

Published: Saturday 22nd November 2014 by The News Editor

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