Magnitude 6.0 earthquake hits Japan, no tsunami warning yet

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit central Japan but no tsunami warning has been given yet, the government said as per news agency AFP. The temblor comes a little over a week after a powerful earthquake flattened parts of central Japan on January 1. The death toll in the quake surpassed 200 with just over 100 still unaccounted for, authorities said. The 7.5 magnitude quake on New Year destroyed buildings, caused fires and knocked out infrastructure on the Noto Peninsula.

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes off central Japan, no tsunami warning(Representational)

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake off central Japan caused strong shaking on Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

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The earthquake struck off the Sea of Japan coast, rattling the same part of the country where a huge tremor on New Year’s Day and its aftershocks caused widespread destruction, killing more than 200 people.

Rescuers are still battling against time to clear the wreckage as well as reach almost 3,500 people still stuck in isolated communities, authorities have said as data from Ishikawa showed that 202 people were confirmed dead, up from 180 earlier in the day, with 102 unaccounted for, down from 120.

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