A strong earthquake hits the coast of Japan

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Strong earthquake struck off the coast of Japan

Tremors were recorded near the city of Hachinohe, where almost 240 thousand people live.

An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck the east coast of Honshu Island in Japan. About it informs European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) on Tuesday 5 October.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located 67 km southeast of the city of Hachinohe (population about 239 thousand people). The focus was located at a depth of 67 km.

At the moment, reports of casualties and destruction have not yet been received. Also, no tsunami threat was announced.

Recall that earlier south of the coast of Africa recorded a strong earthquake… The epicenter of the tremors was located about 2,173 km south of the city of Port Elizabeth in South Africa.

It was also reported that in Australia there was a powerful earthquake… As a result of the earthquake, several areas were de-energized and up to fifty buildings were destroyed. No casualties were reported.

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