Powerful quake jolts northeastern Japan

14:00, March 09, 2011      

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Video image shows the general view of the area which is affected by the quake in northeast Japan, March 9, 2011. An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter Scale hit Japan's northeastern region Wednesday, said the Japan Meteorological Agency, which issued a tsunami warning. (Xinhua)


An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter Scale hit Japan's northeastern region Wednesday, said the Japan Meteorological Agency, which issued a tsunami warning.

The focus of the quake, which occurred at around 11:45 a.m. ( 0245 GMT), was located 10 km under the sea east of Miyagi Prefecture, said the agency.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to properties.

Source: Xinhua

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