Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake Shakes Northern Japan

Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost main island, experienced a magnitude 6.2 earthquake on Sunday, but no damage or injuries were immediately reported.

No tsunami alert was given. There were no reports of issues at the nearby nuclear plants, interruptions to the electrical grid, or problems with the northern Japan bullet train system.

Republic confirms the news on its official Twitter account:

According to the Japanese Meteorological Agency, the quake, which occurred at 6:55 p.m., was 140 kilometers (87 miles) deep and affected the southwest region of Hokkaido.

According to the agency, it shook a large portion of the island, including the cities of Chitose and Atsumacho.

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Tokyo’s home island, Honshu, which is the largest in the country, experienced some shaking as well. Not even Tokyo was impacted.

One of the countries most vulnerable to earthquakes is Japan.

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