6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hit Japan’s Hokkaido

HOKKAIDO: Japan’s Hokkaido Island was hit by an earthquake of magnitude 6.1 on the Richter scale said officials on Saturday deferring warnings on Tsunami.

The quake hit off the Nemuro peninsula on the northern island at a depth of 61 kilometers (38 miles), according to Japan’s National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience. At around 10:27 pm LOCAL TIME, the quake hit measured lower 5, the fifth-highest level on Japan’s seismic intensity scale, in the northern and southern parts of Hokkaido’s Nemuro region.

Hokkaido- a northern island of Japan was rocked by an earthquake a few days ago.

No casualties are reported so far.

Further update awaited.

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