Japan hit by 6.3 magnitude earthquake

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Published: 2024-04-17 18:06

Last Updated: 2024-06-24 17:19


Earthquake damage in the district of Kuroshima, a coastal village on the outskirts of Wajima. (January, 2024) (Photo: Janis Mackey Frayer)
Earthquake damage in the district of Kuroshima, a coastal village on the outskirts of Wajima. (January, 2024) (Photo: Janis Mackey Frayer)

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake -rated as “strong” on the richter scale- struck southwestern Japan on Wednesday night local time - according to the US Geological survey cited by Agence France-Presse.

No tsunami warning or reports of damage have been issued yet.

The epicenter of the quake was identified in a channel that separates the islands of Kyushu and Shikoku, about 18 kilometers (11 miles) west of Uwajima, at a depth of about 25 kilometers - per the US Geological survey.

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