5.3-magnitude earthquake occurred in Japan

5.3-magnitude earthquake occurred in JapanAn earthquake measuring 5.3 occurred last night in Japan. 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 Pacific Ocean at a distance from the north-east coast of the main Japanese island of Honshu, and focus lies at a depth of 10 kilometers under the seabed. Tremors felt the residents of Fukushima Prefecture, Miyagi, Yamagata and Iwate.

The Japanese archipelago is located on the junction of four tectonic plates, so every year there are up to 20 percent of the seating on the earth quake of magnitude 6.0 and above

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