Japan Earthquake: 5.9-Magnitude Quake Made Ibaraki City Tremble
A Japan earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has reached 5.9-magnitude. The Japanese Meteorological Agency reported that is was at 6.3-magnitude. There were no tsunami warnings reported.
The earthquake occurred 9:38 p.m. local time in Japan. It struck northern Ibaraki prefecture. Ibaraki located northeast of Tokyo is a home to three million. The depth of the quake was 10km, according to the USGS.
Japan is really experiencing earthquakes more often than other countries. This is because Japan sits at the collision of four tectonic plates. But due to their building codes and other protection means they manage to make damages limited.
There was the time that a very strong Japan earthquake occurred. It was March 2011. The quake caused a Tsunami that killed 18,000 people.
The quake also caused three reactors of the Fukushima nuclear plants into melt down. The country is still recovering from that damage up to this day.
According to the Independent, Japan was also hit by two earthquakes earlier this year. This earthquake caused a nation wide damages.
The epicenter of this quake was reported to be in Ibaraki Prefecture. It is near the town of Daigo.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe assured citizen that countermeasures are being done. He also encourages citizens to report damage to the authorities.
According to the RT, Japan's disaster management agency say it is working to assess any damage to buildings and personal property.
According to the local government's twitter page there are emergency shelters that had been set up in the coastal city. They also stated that there is no worry for a tsunami to happen.
The official twitter account of a nearby city Mito reported that there were no damages and or life lost on the early stage.
According to Japan's Nuclear Regulatory Authority says that during the Japan earthquake there was no abnormal activity at the Tokai nuclear power plant.
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