Massive, deep underwater 8.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan

Overnight, almost 450 miles beneath the Earth’s surface, and 8.5 magnitude earthquake occurred. Although this is one of the largest Earthquakes in the last couple of years, due to its extreme depth, no tsunami could have been triggered.

This morning, it seems as if there is not extensive damage and no fatalities have been reported.

What triggered the earthquake?

A bit over two weeks ago, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake also shook eastern portions of Japan, due to this earthquake’s depth, intense shaking was felt on land.  Also, over the past few weeks, there has been some volcanic activity in and around Japan, possibly acting as a warning sign that a large earthquake could occur in the near future.

We’ll keep you posted on any more news from Japan over the coming days.

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