Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes 70 km off coast of Japan: USGS

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Posted: Nov 11, 2016 4:56 PM

(Reuters) - 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 a.m. on Saturday (2143 GMT Friday), the U.S. 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".

(Reporting by London Editing Desk, editing by Larry King)