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Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Detected Near Ryukyu Islands, Japan, No Tsunami Warning Issued

Sputnik International

By Tim Korso

November 10, 2021

The earthquake’s epicentre is estimated to be 9.65 kilometres below sea-level, but the US warning system says that there is no threat of a tsunami at the moment.
A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake was registered by both the US Geological Survey (USGS) and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) southeast of the Ryukyu Islands, Japan at 15:45 UTC. Its epicentre is located around 186 kilometres away from the city of Hirara, located on one of the islands.

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