6.4 Quake Rattles Japan

Northeast hit again, but no serious damage reported
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 23, 2011 5:55 AM CDT
An aerial view of northern Honshu after a 9.0 earthquake and tsunami devastated the area; photo was taken Friday, March 18, 2011. A 6.4 quake hit the area yesterday.   (AP Photo/US Navy - Jay Okonek)

(Newser) – A strong earthquake has jolted northeastern Japan, the same region devastated by March's massive quake and tsunami. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the quake, and no tsunami warning was issued. Japanese utility Tepco reported no damage at its Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant.

The US Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.4 quake was centered 22 miles below the sea bed in the Pacific Ocean, 257 miles northeast of Tokyo—in the same area where more than 22,000 people were killed or went missing after the March 11 quake and tsunami. Click here for details on the quake.

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