6.1 SR Earthquake Shakes Japan, No Tsunami Risk

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan’s northwest coast Wednesday, but no tsunami warning was issued, Japanese and American authorities said.

The quake shook as far as the northeast coast and was also felt in Tokyo, but there have been no reports of any damage from the quake.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake occurred at a depth of 368 kilometers in the Sea of ​​Japan, known as the East Sea in Korea. Japan’s meteorological agency said there was no risk of a tsunami following the shock.

Japan is located in the Pacific “Ring of Fire” region, a seismically active arc that extends from Southeast Asia and across the Pacific basin.

Japan is frequently hit by earthquakes, and enforces strict construction regulations to ensure buildings can withstand strong vibrations. [lt/uh]

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