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Japan: 5.9 magnitude quake hits northeastern part, 3 people injured

News Agencies | Updated on: 6 October 2021, 7:38 IST

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 struck northeastern Japan early Wednesday, leaving three people injured, Kyodo News reported.

However, there was no threat of a tsunami and no major property damage reported, according to the weather agency and local authorities.


The quake occurred at 2.46 am, logging upper 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in Hashikami, Aomori Prefecture, with the focus in the Pacific Ocean off Iwate Prefecture at a depth of about 56 kilometers, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, the news agency reported.

(ANI)

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First published: 6 October 2021, 7:38 IST
 
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