Magnitude 5 earthquake occurred today in the southern part of the Japanese archipelago. Information on casualties or damage were reported. According to the National Meteorological Administration, tsunami threat arose.
The epicenter of the earthquake was located in the Tokara Islands group, and focus lies at a depth of 30 km under the ocean floor. The strongest tremors were reported in towns and Amami Islands Akuseki, which are part of Kagoshima Prefecture.
The Japanese archipelago is located on the junction of four tectonic plates, each year there are up to 20 percent of the seating on the earth quake of magnitude 6.0 and above.