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Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 jolts Japan’s Hokkaido, no tsunami warning

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An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale struck Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido on Saturday, according to Kyodo News, citing the weather service. The Japan Meteorological Agency reported that no tsunami warnings had been issued as a result of the earthquake, which struck the eastern part of Hokkaido at 10:27 p.m. The earthquake registered a lower 5 on the country’s seismic intensity scale of 7, according to Japan’s weather agency. There were no immediate reports of serious injuries or significant property damage. The quake, which occurred at a depth of 60 kilometres in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Kushiro, also shook a larger region, including northeastern and eastern Japan, according to the Kyodo news agency.

 

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 on the Richter scale occurred north of Halmahera, Indonesia, earlier on Friday, according to the National Center for Seismology (NCS). The earthquake, which originated at a depth of 99 kilometres, was felt at 01:32:47 IST, according to the NSC. “Earthquake of Magnitude:6.2, Occurred on 24-02-2023, 01:32:47 IST, Lat: 3.28 & Long: 128.36, Depth: 99 Km, Location: North of Halmahera, Indonesia,” the National Center for Seismology (NCS) tweeted. So far, no fatalities have been reported.

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At least eight people were injured earlier this week when two earthquakes jolted Turkey’s southernmost Hatay province on Monday, just two weeks after major quakes struck the region, according to Anadolu Agency, citing Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay.

Hatay was struck by two massive earthquakes on February 6, followed by two more on Tuesday night. The first magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck the Defne district on Tuesday.

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According to the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, the earthquake occurred at a depth of 61 kilometres (38 miles) off the Nemuro peninsula (NIED).

The authorities have not issued a tsunami warning.

Another quake struck Hokkaido, one of Japan’s main northern islands, a few days ago. A magnitude 5.1 earthquake had struck Japan’s Hokkaido on Monday.

 

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