A strong earthquake has hit the northeastern coast of Japan on May, 2012, 20 but no Tsunami is expected soon.
The U.S. Geological Surveys say that the huge (6.1) earthquake hit early Thursday and was centered nearly (107) km northeast of Hachinohe at a depth of 40 km.
Japan's Kyodo News agency said that the earthquake shook Aomori prefecture (state) and other areas of northeastern Japan, but no abnormalities were reported at nearby the Nuclear Power Plants.
No Tsunami warning was issued.
A massive huge(9.0) earthquake and Tsunami ravaged Japan's northeastern coastline in March last year, leaving nearly 19,000 citizens dead or missing and badly damaging the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant.
From the USGS
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