Japan Earthquake: 5.3 quake hits shortly after Mexico disaster

Friday, September 8, 2017
By Paul Martin

A POWERFUL 5.3 earthquake has hit northern Japan, just hours after a deadly tremor struck Mexico.

Fri, Sep 8, 2017

The 5.3 tremor struck the region of Akita, in the north west of the counrty.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the earthquake took place 10 kilometres beneath the surface at around 10.20PM local time.

According to local media outlet NHK, there have been no reports of damages to buildings.

In addition, the JMA has said: “This earthquake poses no tsunami risk.”

The tremor in Japan comes just hours after a huge earthquake hit Mexico, claiming the lives of at least 32 people.

The 8.2 quake struck 60 miles off the southern coast of Mexico, sparking tsunami warnings.

In Juchitan in Oaxaca state, parts of the town hall, as well as numerous other structure, have been reduced to rubble while the quake caused damage to homes and buildings across southern part of the country.

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