17:06 GMT +327 June 2017
Live
    Earthquake

    Magnitude 5.0 Quake Hits Japan's Ibaraki Prefecture - Meteorological Agency

    © AFP 2017/ Richter magnitude scale
    Asia & Pacific
    Get short URL
    120735

    A 5.0-magnitude earthquake has occurred in the Ibaraki Prefecture of Japan, near the capital city of Tokyo, the country's Meteorological Agency reported on Sunday.

    TOKYO (Sputnik) —The earthquake struck at around 04:24 GMT, the epicenter was located at the depth of around 40 kilometers (24.8 miles), the agency reported.

    Japan is a seismically active region. In March 2011, a 9.0-magnitude offshore earthquake triggered a 46-foot tsunami that hit Japan's Fukushima nuclear power, leading to the leakage of radioactive materials and the shutdown of the plant. The accident is considered to be the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

    Related:

    Will Japan Finally Get the 1,498 MPH F-22 Raptor, Command Air Superiority?
    Russia Must be Returned to G8 Summit - Former Japanese PM
    All Flights Between Japan, Istanbul Cancelled Amid Military Coup Attempt
    India's Deal with Japan on US-2 Amphibious Aircraft is Almost 'Dead'
    How One Secret Rightwing Group Fights to Return Japan to its Former Glory
    Japan Court Jails US Sailor for 2.5 Years in Rape Case
    Tags:
    Earthquake, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment