Massive 6.6 Richter Scale Earthquake Hits Japan, Triggering Tsunami Alert

2023-10-05 04:52:11

An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale shook Japanese islands to the east of the archipelago on Thursday morning, triggering a tsunami alert.

The earthquake, which was noted at 11 a.m. local time (4 a.m. BST), occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

The warning that was subsequently issued warned of a 1-meter tsunami on the Izu Islands on Thursday, and a 0.2-meter tsunami on the Japanese mainland and for the Ogasawara Islands.

Residents were asked to move away from the coast. There was no information yet available on any damage.

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