Powerful earthquake hits northern Japan posing no Tsunami threat; minor injuries

A strong earthquake struck off northern Japan early Saturday, causing no risk of a tsunami but leaving three people injured and shaking buildings in Tokyo, authorities said.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit at a depth of 47 kilometers (30 miles) off the coast of Miyagi prefecture.

Two people were injured in Miyagi and another in the neighboring prefecture of Fukushima, but none of the injuries were life-threatening, said the Fire and Disaster Management Agency.

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Source: Associated Press