ARCHIVE PHOTO: Two overturned ships are seen near a port area hit by the tsunami and earthquake in Hachinohe, Aomori prefecture, Japan March 13, 2011. (Reuters / Aly Song)
A 6.3 earthquake has been registered early Saturday off Japan’s northern coast by the US Geological Survey. The quake comes as the world’s biggest super-typhoon this year, Vongfong, is striking the south of the country.
The tremor occurred at [02:36] GMT, the Japan Meteorological Agency reported. There have been no reports of damage, casualties or a tsunami alert.
The epicenter of the quake was located 154 kilometers away from the southeastern city of Hachinohe, in Japan’s southeast Aomori Prefecture, at a depth of 13 kilometers.
The epicenter of the latest earthquake is situated relatively far away, about 400 kilometers, from the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which was severely damaged by an earthquake and a tsunami in March 2011.
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