6.7 magnitude earthquake hits northern Japan, shakes buildings in Tokyo, 300 miles away

No damage reported at Fukushima, tsunami warning lifted


TOKYO – a 6.7 magnitude quake struck 30 miles off the coast of Iwate Prefecture in Japan’s northeast, just before 7a.m. Thursday local time, shaking buildings in Tokyo, 300 miles away.


Emergency earthquake alerts went out on pubcaster NHK and other channels.


A tsunami warning was also issued but lifted at 7.45a.m.


No damage was reported at the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Plant, or the other nuclear facilities that lie closer to the epicenter, which was 12 miles below the seabed.


The temblor brought bullet-trains to a halt in the northeast but no injuries were reported in the areas devastated by the March 11 mega quake and tsunami.