New Delhi: The US Geological Survey (USGS) reported a magnitude 6.0 earthquake on the east coast of Honshu in Japan at 15:17 p.m. (local time) on Sunday. According to ANI, the earthquake’s epicentre was approximately 16.8 kilometres deep near the SSE of Katsuura, Japan. However, no fatalities have yet been reported.
On Sunday, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 on the Richter scale struck Fukushima and other parts of Japan’s east and northeast.
According to the study, the epicentre of this earthquake was located about 30 kilometres deep in the Pacific off the coast of Ibaraki Prefecture.
The city of Iwaki in Fukushima scored a lower 5 to 7 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale.
Furthermore, it registered 4 and 3 in the neighbouring prefectures of Miyagi, Yamagata, Ibaraki, and Niigata in Fukushima.
According to the ANI report, there was no threat of a tsunami and no injuries or damages had been reported as of yet.
A powerful earthquake slammed Taiwan’s east coast earlier this month, rocking buildings in the capital Taipei. However, no severe damage or injuries were reported, and authorities declared that a tsunami was not imminent.
The earthquake was claimed to have occurred approximately 44 miles southwest of the lonely island of Yonaguni near the western extremity of the Japanese archipelago. The Japanese Meteorological Agency reported a magnitude of 6.6, while the US Geological Survey reported a magnitude of 6.3.