6.1 quake hits off Japan's Bonin Islands

2017-09-07 20:23


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Tokyo - A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit off Japan's Bonin Islands on Friday but there was no tsunami risk, seismologists said.

The quake hit at a depth of 450 km at 02:27  (17:27 GMT) 770 km south of Shimoda, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake poses no tsunami risk.

A 9.0-magnitude earthquake in March 2011 triggered a massive and deadly tsunami, which smashed into a power station and sparked the world's worst atomic accident since Chernobyl in 1986.

Tokyo Electric is working to clean up and dismantle the reactors in a process that is expected to take at least four decades.

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