7.0-magnitude quake off east Japan, no tsunami alert


TOKYO, Feb 13, 2021 (BSS/AFP) – A strong 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck
late Saturday off the eastern coast of Japan but no tsunami warning was
issued, US and Japanese authorities said.

The USGS said the quake occurred at a depth of 54 kilometres (33 miles) in
the Pacific, off Fukushima — near the epicentre of a 2011 killer quake which
triggered a towering tsunami and killed more than 18,000.