Strong earthquake shakes Japan

June 14th, 2008 - 8:08 am ICT by IANS  

Tokyo, June 14 (DPA) A magnitude 7 earthquake shook northeast Japan early Saturday. Reports of possible victims or damage were not immediately available. The Japanese television station NHK reported that there was no danger of a tsunami, but people in the provinces of Iwate and Miyagi were warned of possible landslides and aftershocks.

The epicentre of the quake was approximately ten kilometres beneath south Iwate, said the meteorological centre in Tokyo. High- speed train service in the region was stopped automatically for safety reasons and operators of atomic power plants announced no incidents, according to early media reports.

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