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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

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

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."
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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."

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