A powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake has hit the coast of Japan near Fukushima.
It struck 281km South East of Kamaishi.
It is believed to have occured at 2.37am local time at a measurement of 10km.
An earthquake in 2011 killed four and injured dozens more due to consequential landslides and fires.
— AccuWeather (@breakingweather) September 20, 2017
6.1 earthquake, 281km ESE of Kamaishi, Japan. 2017-09-21 02:37:16 at epicenter (22m ago, depth 10km). https://t.co/QeIaxK84El
— Earthquakes Tsunamis (@NewEarthquake) September 20, 2017
No details of the extent of the damage caused have emerged as of yet.
This is the third major earthquake in just 24 hours across the globe.
4 earthquakes in the last 24hrs. First LA, Mexico, New Zealand & now Japan. #Matthew24
— Denise Brown (@denisebrownLA) September 20, 2017
19th sep earth quake in Mexico 7.1 scale
A powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Japan near Fukushima.
— Mumbai की हलचल (@live_24X7) September 20, 2017
6.2 magnitude?? another big earthquake, this time in japan? this is crazy, hope everyone is safe and please stay safe :( #PrayForTheWorld
— Riel Bughaw (@papotchchee) September 20, 2017
Experts predict similar tragedies will not shadow today’s quake.
More to follow.