Earthquake Magnitude 7.8 on the Richter Scale Strikes Off the Eastern Coast of Japan

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  May 31, 2015 at 8:21 AM General Health News
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Japan was shaken by a high-intensity earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale that occurred in the sea off the east coast on Saturday.
Earthquake Magnitude 7.8 on the Richter Scale Strikes Off the Eastern Coast of Japan
Earthquake Magnitude 7.8 on the Richter Scale Strikes Off the Eastern Coast of Japan

The earthquake struck 189 km west-northwest of Chichi-shima, and 874 km south of Tokyo, the US Geological Survey said. It said, "The temblor occurred at a depth of 677.6 km."

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said, "The temblor struck at 4.53 p.m. at a depth of 660 km near Bonin Islands, an archipelago of over 30 sub-tropical and tropical islands, around 1,000 km south of Tokyo."

Source: Medindia

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