Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred in the area of Honshu

Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred on Saturday near the island of Honshu, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Quake recorded at 19.53 local time (13.53 MSK) at 157 kilometers north-east of the city of Sendai, located in the most affected by the earthquake and tsunami area. Earthquake source lies at a depth of 24 kilometers.

Earlier, NHK television reported aftershocks in the prefecture of Iwate.

After the devastating March 11 earthquake in Japan, a series of aftershocks above magnitude 6.0.

One of the strongest earthquakes in recent years happened off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, 373 kilometers northeast of Tokyo. Magnitude of 8.9. Hearth lies at a depth of 24 kilometers. The death toll is approaching 1,000.

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