2.03.11.Zemletryasenie capacity of 4.9 recorded on Wednesday in the southern part of the Japanese archipelago. Data on victims, casualties or damage were reported, APA reports quoting the website bbc.com.
According to the National Meteorological Administration, tsunami threat arose.
The epicenter of the earthquake was located near the island of Miyako. Hearth lies at a depth of 20 kilometers under the ocean floor. The strongest tremors were recorded in the resort towns Miyakodzima and Ishigaki.
The Japanese archipelago is located on the junction of four tectonic plates. Every year there are up to 20% of the seating on the earth quake of magnitude 6.0 or higher, according to ITAR-TASS.