More earthquakes off the coast of Japan, all 6.0's or higher
VLADIVOSTOK, April 22 (Itar-Tass) -- Four earthquakes with a 6.0 magnitude and higher were registered at the eastern coast of the Japanese Island of Honshu over the past 24 hours. The latest quake was reported overnight at 01:16 hours Japanese time (20:16 hours Moscow time on Thursday), the Russian Geophysical Service reported.
It said the epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean some 60 kilometers off the city of Iwaki and 75 kilometers from the city of Fukushima and the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. There were no reports about the consequences so far. The three preceding quakes ranged in magnitude from 6.0 to 6.3 and were accompanied by a dozen of aftershocks.
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