Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits Japan; no tsunami or accidents reported
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Aomori in northern Japan on Tuesday, the nationwide climate company stated, however no tsunami warning was issued. The earthquake struck at 6:18 p.m. (0918 GMT) at a depth of 20 kilometers (12 mi), in accordance with the Japan Meteorological Company.
The US Geological Survey estimated the earthquake’s magnitude at 6.2.
Earthquakes are frequent in Japan, which lies on the Pacific Ocean’s “Ring of Hearth,” an arc of intense seismic exercise that stretches via Southeast Asia and throughout the Pacific basin.
The nation has strict constructing codes to make sure buildings can face up to robust earthquakes, and emergency drills are routinely held to arrange for a significant shock.