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Ibaraki : Japan | Sep 15, 2011 at 11:20 AM PDT
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An earthquake of 6.2 magnitude on the Richter scale rocked large areas of central and northern Japan, without having issued a tsunami warning or damage has been reported as NHK public television.The quake occurred at 17.00 local time and was felt in many areas of the regions of Kanto (including Tokyo) and Tohoku, the latter in March hit by the massive earthquake and tsunami that caused 20,000 people dead or missing .According to NHK, the epicenter was in the seabed off the coast of the eastern province of Ibaraki and 10 kilometers deep.Closed on the Japanese scale of 7, which focuses more on the affected areas in the intensity, it can be felt with grade 4 in the province of Ibaraki and 3 in some areas of Tohoku, including several neighborhoods in the metropolitan area Tokyo.

Since the strong earthquake of 9 degrees of March 11 Japan has recorded over 660 aftershocks with an intensity greater than 5 on the Richter scale.Nippon archipelago sits on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, an area of ​​high seismic activity, so that earthquakes are relatively common and the country has strict building standards and security protocols.

kingston23 is based in Karāchi, Sind, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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