A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck one of Japan’s largest islands

This Saturday at 10.27 (Argentine time) An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale occurred on the Japanese island of Hokkaido.with an epicenter at a latitude of 42.8 degrees north and a longitude of 145.1 degrees east, as reported by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

Meanwhile, the information was also confirmed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) which pointed out that the earthquake it occurred at 22.27 (local time) and had a depth of 43 kilometers in the Pacific Ocean. Furthermore, she reported that no tsunami alert was issuedalthough it also rocked a broader region that includes northeast Japan.

The earthquake was felt in several cities in Japan, such as Kushiro and Nemuro.

While the main Japanese media did not report any fatalities, injuries or property damage, an expert warned on local public television that the inhabitants had to “remain vigilant for a week in case of aftershocks”, according to the AFP news agency. In addition, the NHK television channel broadcast a compilation of videos in which you can see the exact moment when the tremor took place.

Besides, seismic activity lower than level 5 was recorded in the city of Nemur and in Shibetsuand below 4 in Kushiro, Taiki, Akkeshi, Hamanaka, Shibecha, Teshikaga, Tsurui, Shiranuka, Netsukai and Rausu and Nakashibetsu.

hokkaido It is the northernmost of Japan’s islands, the country’s second largest, after Honshū, and has a population of about 5.2 million. It is located in the so-called “Ring of Fire”, one of the areas with the highest seismic and volcanic activity in the world.

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