6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Japan’s Honshu Coast


A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck Japan’s Honshu Coast on Thursday morning, according to the National Centre of Seismology. The quake, with a depth of 55 km, occurred at 8:46 am IST near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan, but fortunately, no casualties were reported.

Following a powerful 7.4 magnitude earthquake in Taiwan a day earlier, Japan had downgraded its tsunami warning to a tsunami advisory. The Taiwan earthquake, the strongest in nearly 25 years, has resulted in nine fatalities and over 1,000 injuries, with 143 individuals still trapped in the rubble, according to reports from the island’s Central News Agency (CNA). Most casualties occurred in Hualien, including fatalities from rockfalls in various locations.


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