TOKYO: The Japanese prefectures of Shizuka, Aichi and Nagano were hit by a medium magnitude earthquake on Sunday afternoon, followed by a stronger earthquake hitting Okinawa’ southern island of Miyakojima.
Both caused no tsunami or reported damage, but high-speed trains were stopped temporarily.
Japan’s Meteorological Agency said that around 1:13 pm on Sept. 27, an earthquake with an epicenter in western Shizuoka prefecture, and a shaking intensity of 4 shindo was observed in Anan Town, Nagano Prefecture, Hamamatsu City, Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture, and other parts of the area.
The depth of the epicenter was about 50 km with a magnitude estimated to be 5.3 shindo on the Japanese scale of 7 degrees.
The magnitude was below 4 shindo in other parts of the region including Nagano and Aichi prefectures, according to the agency.
Further, seismic intensity of 3 shindo was observed in Iida City, Nagano Prefecture, Shizuoka City, Nagoya City, Kitamori City, Yamanashi Prefecture near Tokyo.
Later in the afternoon, at around 3:38 pm, an earthquake with a seismic intensity of 3 shindo was observed in Miyakojima City, Okinawa Prefecture.
According to the Meteorological Agency, the depth of the epicenter is estimated to be about 30 km deep and the magnitude of the earthquake is estimated to be 4.7.
The seismic intensities of the main area were at 3 shindo in Miyakojima City, Okinawa Prefecture.