Strong earthquake hits Japan

Last Updated on April 9, 2024 3:11 am

A strong earthquake hit Japan again. This time, an earthquake of 5.2 magnitude hit Miyazaki region in the southwest of the country. However, no damage has been reported so far.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the earthquake struck at 10:25 a.m. local time on Monday (April 8). Its depth was 40 km (24 mi).

Earlier, on Thursday (April 4) morning, a magnitude 6 earthquake was felt on the east coast of Honshu, Japan. However, there was no damage.

Before that, on the first day of the new year (January 1), a 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit the Suzu area of Noto Peninsula in northeastern Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan.

As a result of the earthquake, tsunamis or large waves were created in the sea and many buildings on the coast were damaged. About 250 people died in this earthquake. About 1 thousand 297 people were injured.

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