Updated April 4th, 2024 at 14:23 IST

Earthquake of 6.3 Magnitude Jolts Japan's Honshu

The quake was at a depth of 32 km (19.88 miles), said the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said.

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Earthquake in Japan's Honshu. | Image:Unsplash / Representative
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Tokyo: A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck off the east coast of Japan's Honshu on Thursday, April 4, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said.

As per the agency, the quake was at a depth of 32 km (19.88 miles).

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According to the agency, no immediate reports of damage or any injuries were reported after the earthquake.

The quake, whose epicentre had a depth of 40 kilometres (25 miles) was also felt in Tokyo.

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This comes a day after at least nine people were killed and over 1,000 injured by a powerful earthquake in Taiwan. Following the 7.5 magnitude quake in the island country, Tokyo issued a tsunami alert.

Japan is one of the world's most tectonically active countries due to which it has strict building standards designed to ensure structures can withstand even the most powerful earthquakes.

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The biggest earthquake on the country's record was the massive magnitude-9.0 undersea jolt in March 2011 on the northeast coast, which triggered a tsunami that left 18,500 people dead or missing.

 

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Published April 4th, 2024 at 09:20 IST