6.2 magnitude earthquake hits northern Japan

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido. No damage or casualties were reported. No tsunami warning has been issued. There were no reports of damage to nuclear plants. There are no power outages in northern Japan and bullet trains are running, the news agency said.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 140 km from the surface of the earth yesterday at 6.55 pm local time. The Japanese Meteorological Department said the epicenter was in the southwest region of Haikeido. In March 2011, a magnitude 9 earthquake and tsunami killed 18,500 people in Japan.

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