Early Saturday an earthquake of 6.3 magnitude struck Japan’s northern coast. There are no reports of injury or serious structural damage. The earthquake occurred as Okinawa was being hit by super-typhoon Vongfong, rendering 17,000 homes without power.
The strong earthquake struck at 12:35 p.m. Saturday, rattling windows and knocking items off shelves. Its location was 96 miles east northeast of Hachinohe, at a depth of 8.4 miles. The epicenter is more than 400 miles north-northeast of Tokyo.
The largest storm of the year, super-typhoon Vongfong moved onto Okinawa. It is expected to move north to Honshu Island. Tuesday it could reach Tokyo. The storm is producing heavy rain and wind gusts exceeding 230 kilometers an hour.
CBS SF Bay Area