Japan jolted by almost 6.0


TOKYO, Feb. 9. In Japan, an earthquake of magnitude 5.6. Information on casualties or damage were reported. As the "News", a tsunami threat arose.

According to the National Meteorological Department, the epicenter of the earthquake was located in the Pacific Ocean south of the Japanese capital, and its center lies at a depth of 10 kilometers under the seabed. Tremors felt residents Ogasawara archipelago, which is part of metropolitan Tokyo Prefecture.

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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