M6.7 quake hits off Japan’s Hokkaido; no tsunami

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TOKYO: A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 struck off the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, with Japanese authorities saying there was no danger of a tsunami. The quake hit at 12:25 pm (0325 GMT) off the southern coast of the island, at a location about 750 kilometers north of Tokyo, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The quake was measured at a depth of 50 kilometers, it said. No damage or injuries were immediately reported though heavy shaking was captured on camera footage shown on public broadcaster NHK.

AFP

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