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A 5.4-magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Miyagi, Japan.

Image Credit: Zenrin Earthstar Geographics

A few hours ago a 5.4-magnitude struck Sendai, Sendai Shi, Miyagi, Japan. The earthquake occured at a depth of 74.3 km beneath the epicenter, in the morning on Tuesday 8 June 2021.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised later on in the next few hours. Based on the preliminary data the earthquake should not have caused any significant damage, but people must have felt a weak shaking in Namie (pop. 21,900), Ishinomaki (pop. 117,200) 77 km away, Watari (pop. 36,300) 77 km away, Iwanuma (pop. 42,400) 79 km away, Shiogama (pop. 59,500) 81 km away, Yamoto (pop.32,000), 81 km away, Kakuda (pop. 33,200) 82 km away, and Sendai (pop. 1,063,100) 88 km away. No tsunami alert has been issued so far.

More details to follow.

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