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5.0 magnitude earthquake off the east coast of Japan, close to Fukushima

Japan earthquake: Fukushima rocked by 5.0 magnitude quake off coast, JAPAN has been struck by an earthquake with a 5.0 magnitude off the east coast of the country, close to Fukushima. Express UK, By LAURA MOWAT, Oct 22, 2018 The earthquake had a depth of 46.6km and hit at 10:47am universal time (11.47am BST).

There has been an increase in seismic activity in the last 24 hours along the Ring of Fire – the Pacific plate which sees the most earthquakes and most active volcanoes.

An earthquake also struck Japan’s north island last night at a depth of 67km and a magnitude of 4.4.

Japan lies in the Ring of Fire, which is a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where earthquakes and volcanoes are common……….

Earthquakes are common in Japan as the country is located in an area where several continental and oceanic plates meet.

Japan is hit by about 1,500 earthquakes each year, which includes daily tremors that are rarely felt.

An earthquake with a magnitude of five on the Richter Scale is usually felt, but normally only causes minor damage. https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1034816/japan-earthquake-fukushima-tsunami-warning-center-USGS

 

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October 27, 2018 - Posted by | Japan, safety

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