6.8-magnitude quake rattles northeast Japan, no tsunami risk

A mother and a little girl walk toward a memorial statue to offer their prayers for victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in Arahama, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan. – EPA pic, May 1, 2021.

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan’s northeastern coast today, authorities said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

At least three people were injured by the jolt, which produced strong shaking along parts of the eastern coast and was also felt in Tokyo.

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