Powerful quake strikes off Japan, no tsunami threat: Official 

Japan

May 30, Tokyo:  A powerful and extremely deep earthquake has struck off Japan‘s Ogasawara islands. But officials said that there has no danger of a tsunami.

Japan‘s Meteorological Agency said that the offshore earthquake struck Saturday at 8:24 p.m. at a depth of 590 kilometers (370 miles). The U.S. Geological Survey said that the quake had a magnitude of 7.8 and a depth of 678 kilometers (421 miles).

Public broadcaster NHK said that there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The meteorological agency did not issue a tsunami warning because the quake struck so far beneath the earth’s surface.

The Ogasawara islands are about 1,000 kilometers south of Tokyo.

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