20 June 2022

5.0 Magnitude Quake Jolts Central Japan

International and Arabic
  • QNA_earthquake_9_11_2021

Tokyo, June 20 (QNA) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 struck Ishikawa Prefecture, central Japan, on Monday, the second strong quake to jolt the region in as many days.
No tsunami warning was issued following Monday's quake that registered at the tip of the Noto Peninsula in the Sea of Japan coast prefecture, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The focus was at a depth of around 14 kilometers, Japan's News Agency (Kyodo) reported.
There were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries, according to local authorities.
No abnormalities were reported at nuclear power facilities in the area, including Hokuriku Electric Power Co.'s Shika plant in Ishikawa, the central government said.
Bullet train services in the area were unaffected, local authorities said.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 struck Ishikawa Prefecture on Sunday, injuring at least six people.
Japan is located within the "Ring of Fire" in the Pacific Ocean, a region where a large number of earthquakes and volcanoes are active. (QNA)

Keywords

General, Asian countries, Japan
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