6.2 Magnitude Japan Earthquake

Two strong earthquakes hit the Japan’s island of Hokkaido, causing no apparent damages and casualties, Japanese media reported. A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck the norther Japanese island at 4:24 am, at a depth of 37 kilometers in an area that was hit heavily by an earthquake in March that caused major damages and destroyed nuclear power plant facilities at the nearby Fukushima NPP.

Japan Earthquake

A second 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit the region at 7:25 pm at depth of 30 kilometers in coastal waters near Hokkaido, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

No tsunami warning has been issued by the Japanese authorities and other government bodies in the region.

The second quake caused power shortfalls in Northern Japan, leaving several thousand local homes with no power supply.

Scientists warned that about 90 percent of earthquakes occur within the “Ring of Fire,” where Japan is located and where earthquake and volcanic zone cause much trouble to local economies.

The March earthquake took the lives of some 20,000 people who died or were declared missing in the quake and the tsunami it caused. It was a rare 9.0-magnitude earthquake.


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