Quake measuring 6.1 strikes off eastern Japan

Quake measuring 6.1 strikes off eastern Japan
An MV-22B Osprey aircraft attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit departs JS Hyuga in support of the Government of Japan's relief efforts following earthquakes near Kumamoto.
PHOTO: Reuters

TOKYO - An earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude struck off northeastern Japan on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

There was no immediate tsunami warning, or reports of damage or casualties.

A series of strong quakes struck the south of Japan late last week killing nearly 50 people.

On Wednesday, survivors struggled with shortages of food and water.

The USGS said Wednesday's quake was centred 104 km (about 60 miles) east southeast of Sendai, Honshu, near where a devastating quake and tsunami struck in March 2011. It was 51 km (30 miles) deep.

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