Strong quake jolts Japan’s east coast

December 4th, 2008 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS  

Tokyo, Dec 4 (Xinhua) An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale hit Japan’s east coastal areas Thursday, the Japanese Meteorological Agency said. The epicentre of the quake, which occurred at around 8.17 a.m.( 2317 GMT), was about 10 km under the sea at Sariku Oki off the coast of Miyagi prefecture, the agency said.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property. No tsunami warning was issued.

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