View Full Version : Magnitude 6.8 quake hits Japan

01-01-2012, 10:15 AM
By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 2:45 AM EST, Sun January 1, 2012

(CNN) -- A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck off the coast of Japan on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The earthquake hit 468 kilometers (302 miles) south-southwest of Tokyo at a depth of 348 kilometers, according to the USGS.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a tsunami warning.

The USGS gave the quake a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 before downgrading it to 6.8.

LINK (http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/01/world/asia/japan-earthquake/index.html?hpt=hp_t3)