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Magnitude 6.1 Quake Shakes Japan’s Shizuoka, Home to Mount Fuji

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck close to Japan’s Mount Fuji late yesterday, triggering blackouts less than a week after the nation’s worst temblor on record killed at least 2,734 people.

The quake occurred at 10:31 p.m. local time, 42 kilometers (26 miles) north-northeast of Shizuoka, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There was no tsunami threat, an official at the Japan Meteorological Agency said at a midnight briefing televised by public broadcaster NHK.