A magnitude 6.1 quake struck off Aomori in northern Japan on Tuesday, the nationwide local weather firm acknowledged, nevertheless no tsunami warning was issued. The quake hit at 6:18 pm (0918 GMT) at a depth of 20 kilometres (12 miles), in step with the Japan Meteorological Firm.
The US Geological Survey put the magnitude of the quake at 6.2.
Earthquakes are widespread in Japan, which sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fireside”, an arc of intense seismic train that stretches by Southeast Asia and all through the Pacific basin.
The nation has strict improvement legal guidelines supposed to verify buildings can stand as much as strong earthquakes, and emergency drills are routinely held to rearrange for a big jolt.
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