Eastern region of Japan swept powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake

Source : 112 Ukraine

Epicenter of earthquake was 41.7 km from seabed of Pacific Ocean, less than 50 km from coast of Miyagi Prefecture
12:00, 20 April 2020


On an early morning Monday, April 20, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the east coast of Japan. The US Geological Survey has such data, The Straits Times reports.

"The epicenter of the earthquake was 41.7 km from the seabed of the Pacific Ocean, less than 50 km from the coast of Miyagi Prefecture," the report said.

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At the same time, the Japan Meteorological Agency recorded that the magnitude of the earthquake was 6.1 points, and its depth was 50 km, The Japan Times reports. Tremors began to be felt after 5:30 in the morning.

No tsunami warning has been received; the risk of accidents and damage is assessed as low.

Japan is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, an arc of intense seismic activity that extends through Southeast Asia and the Pacific Basin.

In 2011, a devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake approximately 130 km east of Miyagi generated a huge tsunami. As a result, an accident occurred at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant No. 1, which claimed the lives of almost 16 thousand people

As we reported before, in Croatia, a 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck in the morning, on March 22.

The European Seismological Agency said that a 5.3 magnitude earthquake occurred in a vast area north of the capital of Zagreb at 6:23 a.m. on Sunday. The epicenter was located 7 kilometers north of Zagreb at a depth of 10 kilometers.

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