TOKYO – A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake jolted northeastern Japan on Saturday, the country’s meteorological agency said.
The quake occurred off the coast of Miyagi prefecture at 10:27 a.m. local time (0127GMT) at a depth of 51 km., according to the agency.
Authorities did not issue a tsunami notice following the tremor.
Earlier, the agency put the magnitude of the earthquake at 6.6 and depth at 60 km. (Anadolu)