The earthquake in Japan on the island of Hokkaido — 6.2 points

Tokyo, Oct. 21 / Xinhua / — On Friday afternoon at the Japanese Hokkaido earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale. Information on casualties or damage have been reported yet. This was reported to the Meteorological Service of Japan.

According to the service, the tremors were recorded at 17:03 local time / 12:03 MSK / epicenter was in the central part of Hokkaido Kamikawa at coordinates 43.8 degrees north latitude and 142.6 degrees east longitude. Hypocenter lies at a depth of 190 km.

In Japan's meteorological service said that in addition to Hokkaido, the tremors of varying strength were felt in the prefectures of Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi and Akita.

According to information posted on the website of the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake occurred at 08:02 GMT / 12:02 MSK /. His strength was 5.8 on the Richter scale and lies at a depth hypocenter 188.20 km

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