Saturday, February 25, 2023

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes Japan’s Hokkaido, local time 22:27,no tsunami warning issued

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck off Hokkaido in northern Japan on Saturday night, the US Geological Survey and the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

No tsunami warning was issued after the offshore quake, which shook the coastal cities of Kushiro and Nemuro.

Major Japanese media outlets carried no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake hit at 10:27 p.m. (1327 GMT) at a depth of around 43 kilometers (27 miles), the USGS said.

An expert speaking on public broadcaster NHK warned residents to be vigilant against quakes for about a week.


  Magnitude    Mw 6.1
Date time    2023-02-25 13:27:43.2 UTC
Location    42.89 N ; 145.04 E
Depth    50 km
Distances    55 km E of Kushiro, Japan / pop: 183,000 / local time: 22:27:43.2 2023-02-25
22 km SE of Akkeshi, Japan / pop: 8,900 / local time: 22:27:43.2 2023-02-25

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