On Saturday, a strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale struck the eastern part of Japan’s Hokkaido island. The earthquake’s epicenter was located in the Nemuro Peninsula, at a depth of 61 kilometers, according to the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED).
Although the earthquake caused intensity in the area, authorities did not issue any tsunami warnings. The Japan Meteorological Agency reported that the quake mainly affected the eastern part of Hokkaido at 10:27 p.m. local time. The agency also warned that this level of intensity could cause unsecured furniture to move and fall.
Fortunately, there have been no reports of casualties or damage to property caused by the earthquake. However, residents in the area are advised to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions in case of any aftershocks.
In summary, Hokkaido, Japan experienced a significant earthquake, but no tsunami threat was reported. Authorities are urging residents to stay alert and be prepared for any potential aftershocks.