A magnitude 7.2 earthquake has struck a region off the coast of Japan, sending waves of fear among the localities. The major fear which was among the people, was a strike of a Tsunami after the quake as the tremor originated near the island of Honshu. Geological survey affirms the quake generated 169 kms east of the Honshu island, and it did not create any major tsunamis.
US Geological survey claims, there was a small tsunami generated but its height was just 19.6 inches. The quake was massive but its has not caused any massive devastation on the Japanese mainland, it was a huge relief. Media personnel in Japan have claimed to have felt the earthquake on the mainland, which is more than 267 kms away from the epicentre.
Correspondents of CNN have reported, the shaking created by the quake lasted for almost 3 minutes in the capital, but did not cause any credible damage. Japan has always been prone to earthquakes and there are minor tremors jolting the mainland and the region around it on almost a regular basis.