Japan struck by earthquake
Acccording to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck the shores of Japan on Monday morning.
The epicenter of the quake was situated 65 miles (105 kilometers) from Japan’s Ryukyu Islands and 132 miles (212 kilometers) from Taiwanâ€™s coast line.
The earthquake – which ran 22.4 miles (36 kilometers) deep – struck at about 9:05 a.m. Monday (8:05 p.m. ET Sunday).
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage in Japan or Taiwan from the quake, which shook buildings in Taipei and on Ishigaki-jima.
The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a minor tsunami warning for waves up to .5 meters (1.5 feet).
Around 20 percent of the world’s deadliest earthquakes strike Japan, which is located at the intersection of several tectonic plates.