Strong 6.0-magnitude quake hits Japan

By on April 12, 2013

A POWERFUL 6.0-magnitude earthquake has hit western Japan however there was no risk of a tsunami, the u . s . a .’s meteorological agency mentioned.

The quake struck at 5:33am (0603 AEST) as regards to Awaji island within the Seto Inland Sea southwest of the town of Kobe at a reasonably shallow depth of 10 kilometres, the agency stated.

Native teach products and services have been suspended to check safety, whereas Kansai airport in Osaka Bay was quickly closed, Japan’s public broadcaster NHK said, adding that there had been no quick experiences of primary damage or accidents.

The epicentre used to be as regards to the 1995 Kobe quake that struck the port metropolis, killing larger than 6,000 individuals.

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