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Japan earthquake toll touches 9

Japan earthquake toll touches 9

India Blooms News Service | | 15 Apr 2016, 09:41 am
Tokyo, Apr 15 (IBNS) The death toll in the earthquake that hit Japan on Thursday touched nine, media reports said on Friday.

More than 850 people have been injured in the earthquake.

The quake hit the nation at around  12:26 UTC.

An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter Scale hit Japan on Thursday, officials said.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) website, the epicentre of the quake was located 7 kms south-west of Ueki town in Japan.

"No abnormalities have been detected at nuclear power plants in the Kyushu region," Japanese News Agency Kyodo reported.