Japan has been struck by a 6.9 magnitude earthquake, according to the latest reports. The quake struck the country on its south coast, making buildings and other structures sway without recklessly in city of Tokyo. There were no reports of injuries, damage or casualties after the quake. The Japan’s Meteorological Department confirmed that there is no fear of a tsunami.
The earthquake hit the region at 12.25 local time, and originated some 500 miles off the coast of Japanese main island. Ogasawara Islands is the place were the trembler originated some 300 miles below the earth’s surface. The Japanese Meteorological Agency stated that the earthquake was of 6.9 magnitude but the US Geological survey states it was of 6.6 magnitude.
Japan is a region which has been consistently rammed with earthquakes and tsunami’s in the past century, the reason is that it lies on a very sensitive fault plate. In the year 1995, a magnitude of 7.2 earthquake had struck the city of Kobe and killed some 6400 people.