Earthquake of magnitude 6.9 occurred on Tuesday off the coast of the Japanese island of Okinawa, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.
According to seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 218 kilometers north-west of Naha — the administrative center of Okinawa Prefecture. Hearth tremors occur at depths 209 km.
No casualties or damage, and the threat of a tsunami has not yet been reported.
In northeast Japan on March 11 was a powerful magnitude 9.0 earthquake, followed by tsunami. The disaster killed and missing numbers about 19,000 people, most of them about victims of the giant wave.
The tsunami triggered and another disaster, which Japan will cope over the next 30 years — the accident at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1". Consequence of the accident began leaking radiation, after which radioactive substances were detected in drinking water and food.