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An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 has struck near the south coast of Japan’s island of Honshu.



Japan:  An earthquake registering a magnitude 6.5 struck off the coast of Mie Prefecture around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, the Meteorological Agency reported.

Occurring at a depth of 420 km, the quake was still felt in the Kanto area, where it registered a 3 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7.

No tsunami warning was issued and there were no reports of damage or injuries.

Japan is prone to earthquakes because of its geographical positioning. It sits on the Ring of Fire, an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the basin of the Pacific Ocean.

The country had issued a tsunami alert after a powerful 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit Niigata and Yamagata prefectures located in the west coast of Honshu Island, last month.

While about 1,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes, 15 people in Niigata, Yamagata, and Miyagi prefectures were injured in the earthquake.

As a part of the damage caused by the earthquake, tombstones had fallen in cemeteries, while roof tiles went missing from several houses in Yamagata’s Tsuruoka City.

In addition, the earthquake caused a landslide in Yamagata”s Nishikawa Town while a road in the mountains had caved in, NHK World, the national state broadcaster had reported.

The earthquake had left thousands of homes without electricity in the Niigata and Yamagata prefectures, according to utility company official




Committee formed for SIT investigation on Kanpur scandal : Yogi government




The Yogi government has constituted a committee to investigate the SIT on the Kanpur scandal.

Local police officers employees in Kanpur said that the entire Kanpur scandal would now be investigated.

Senior IAS officer Sanjay Bhusreddy from the governance level of the SIT committee will preside. Also, senior IPS officer Hariram Sharma, and Deputy Inspector General G Ravindra Gaur have been made members of this committee.

The committee has to submit its investigation report to the government by 31 July.

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