Earthquake Of 6.3 Magnitude Hits Japan, Second Time In 24 Hours; Many Feared Trapped

Japan Earthquake Latest Update: An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 on the Richter scale has hit the east coast of Honshu in Japan on Thursday, reported by news agency Reuters. Notably, this is the second incident in 24 hours time in Japan. However, no loss of life or casualties have been reported yet.

Another earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 struck approximately 117 kilometers southeast of Sendai-shi, Japan, earlier in the day. The seismic event was reported at 03:16:31 UTC on April 4th, 2024, with its epicenter located at coordinates 37.7196 degrees north latitude and 141.924 degrees east longitude, said  the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre on Thursday.

On April 2, another earthquake of 6.1magnitude struck Japan’s northern coast of Iwate prefecture on the intervening night of Monday-Tuesday, Japan’s Meteorological Centre said.

The earthquake occurred at 00:59 am (IST). The epicentre of the earthquake was the northern coastal part of Iwate Prefecture, the agency said, adding that a tsunami warning had not been issued. There were no reports of immediate damage.


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