Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Strikes East of Japan

Saturday, August 20, 2016
By Paul Martin

SputnikNews.com
20.08.2016

The 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck about 170 kilometers (105 miles) from the northeastern Japanese city of Miyako.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A 6.0-magnitude earthquake has occurred near the eastern coast of Japan, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said Saturday.
The earthquake struck at around 2 a.m. local time on Sunday (17:00 GMT) about 170 kilometers (105 miles) from the northeastern Japanese city of Miyako.

The epicenter was located at a depth of around 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), USGS added.

Minutes later, two magnitude 5.3 earthquakes were registered in the area at the same depth, according to USGS.

No victims or damages have been reported so far.

Earlier in the day, the region was also hit by several other earthquakes of magnitude 6.0 and 5.4.

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