TOKYO, JAPAN. (THECOUNT) — A magnitude 7.0 earthquake has struck Japan around 11 p.m. Saturday night.

The large quake was centered offshore near Namie, Japan, about 50 miles in the Fukushima area, according to USGS.


Nearby Places:

Namie, Fukushima, Japan
90.3 km (56.1 mi) Population: 21866
Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan
101.4 km (63 mi) Population: 117233
Yamoto, Miyagi, Japan
106.9 km (66.4 mi) Population: 32028
Watari, Miyagi, Japan
107.4 km (66.8 mi) Population: 36321
Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
117.9 km (73.3 mi) Population: 1063103

Tsunami information was not yet made available as of 6:30 a.m. PST time.


Geo quick facts: Tokyo, Japan’s busy capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. The opulent Meiji Shinto Shrine is known for its towering gate and surrounding woods. The Imperial Palace sits amid large public gardens. The city’s many museums offer exhibits ranging from classical art (in the Tokyo National Museum) to a reconstructed kabuki theater – wikipedia.

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