Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes 70 km off Japan coast

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said 'a destructive pacific-wide tsunami is not expected'. (Representative Image) Photograph:( AFP )

Reuters Japan Nov 12, 2016, 03.12 AM (IST)

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck off the coast of Japan, 65 km east-northeast of the city of Sendai, at 6:43 am on Saturday (2143 GMT Friday), the US Geological Survey said.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said no tsunami warning had been posted. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said, "a destructive pacific-wide tsunami is not expected".

(Reuters)