facebook
twitter
search
search

Earthquakes hit Miyake Island, Japan, no damage reported

April 17, 2013 at 2:12 PM

TOKYO, April 17 (UPI) -- Japan's Miyake Island was struck Wednesday by at least a dozen earthquakes, the strongest a 6.2 magnitude quake, the Japan Meteorological Society said.

A volcanic island 112 miles (180 kilometers) south of Tokyo, the island's first quake Wednesday afternoon was the strongest. There was no report of a tsunami possibility, or of damage or casualties, the Japan Daily Press said.

The Oi nuclear power plant, currently Japan's only online nuclear reactor, is in the vicinity of the island, the newspaper said, but its operator, Kansai Electric, said there was no damage to its facility by the earthquake.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Minnesota dentist says he regrets killing Cecil the lion
At least 2,000 migrants in France try to enter Channel Tunnel to England
Islamic State militants repelled in counter-attack on Ramadi university
Rep. Mark Meadows seeks ouster of John Boehner as speaker
Florida man accused of Islamic State-inspired attack at beach