Japan on high alert after being rocked by second earthquake within 72 hours

Japan earthquake: Tokyo city shakes as tremors strike region

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The quake is understood to have occurred in waters off Japan’s northern coast.

It did not result in the treat of a tsunami, according to the JMA.

Japan’s Government said it was on high alert yesterday, on Thursday, following another earthquake with a higher magnitude.

The first earthquake hit at around 11.36pm local time on Wednesday.

It had a magnitude of 7.4 on the Richter scale.

This was followed closely by a 5.6-magnitude aftershock, shortly before 1am on Thursday.

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The JMA quickly issued tsunami warnings for Fukushima and Miyagi.

This was cancelled yesterday morning, though there have been reports of a rise in sea levels.

More to follow.

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