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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes off the coast of Japan

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Posted at 10:24 AM, Sep 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-20 15:58:26-04

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake has struck off the coast of Japan, United States Geological Survey reports.

The earthquake's epicenter is located  in the Pacific Ocean, about 175 miles away from the coastal city of Kamaishi.

The magnitude 6.1 quake occurred about 6 miles below the surface of the earth.

The Japan Meteorological Agency currently has no tsunami warnings or advisories in affect, nor does the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The earthquake occurred one day after more than 200 people died in an earthquake near Mexico City.