31 Mar '11, 9am

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit on Thur in an area of north-eastern Japan jolted by a massive quake earlier this month

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit on Thur in an area of north-eastern Japan jolted by a massive quake earlier this month

The epicentre was off the coast of Miyagi prefecture, where a huge tsunami swept away houses and thousands of people on March 11. -- PHOTO: AFP TOKYO - A 6.2-MAGNITUDE earthquake hit on Thursday in an area of north-eastern Japan jolted by a massive quake and tsunami disaster earlier this month, the US Geological Survey said. The quake struck at 4.15pm (3.15pm Singapore time) about 417km north-east of Tokyo, at a depth of 39.6km, the USGS said. The epicentre was off the coast of Miyagi prefecture, where a huge tsunami swept away houses and thousands of people on March 11. No tsunami warning was issued following the quake, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. -- AFP

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