16 January 2023

6.1-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Ogasawara Island South of Tokyo

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Tokyo, January 16 (QNA) - An earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude on the Richter scale struck off the west coast of the Ogasawara Island in the Pacific Ocean, south of Japan's capital, Tokyo.
The Japan Meteorological Administration said on Monday that the quake occurred at a depth of 400 km.
There have been no reports of material damage or human losses due to the earthquake.
Japan is located along the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area where a large number of earthquakes and volcanoes are active.
The Fukushima earthquake, which hit the country in March 2011, is considered one of the most violent earthquakes that Japan has experienced in recent decades. The quake killed 18 thousand people and caused a nuclear leak described as the worst since the Chernobyl reactor explosion disaster in Ukraine in 1986. (QNA)


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