Photo Story : At least 26 injured after strong earthquake rocked Japan

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An earthquake of estimated magnitude 6.7 that Tuesday struck an area of Japan along the coast of the Sea of Japan,left at least 26 persons injured.

There were no reports of serious damage from the earthquake. Minor sea level changes were detected by several coastal cities, but the tsunami warning was lifted after about two hours.

Japan’s meteorological agency lifted an earlier tsunami warning, after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 10:22 p.m. Tuesday (9:22 a.m. ET) off the coast of Yamagata Prefecture in the north of the country.

Magnitude 6.7 hits northern Japan causing no major damage
City staff perform temporary restoration of a damage of slope, nearby a makeshift evacuation center, destroyed by a powerful earthquake in Murakami, Niigata Prefecture, northern Japan, 19 June 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE/KIMIMASA MAYAMA

The agency had originally warned that tsunamis were “expected to arrive imminently” in the coastal areas of Yamagata, Niigata and Ishikawa, with an advisory issued for four coastal regions.

Magnitude 6.7 hits northern Japan causing no major damage
Damage from the powerful earthquake in Murakami, Niigata Prefecture, northern Japan. Photo EPA-EFE/KIMIMASA MAYAMA

 

Via Times of Japan

 

 

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