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Five earthquakes hit Japan in a day; no damage reported

Earthquakes hit off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture and Miyagi Prefecture on May. 16, 2021. (Japan Meteorological Agency)
Earthquakes hit off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture and Miyagi Prefecture on May. 16, 2021. (Japan Meteorological Agency)
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16 May 2021 05:05:45 GMT9
16 May 2021 05:05:45 GMT9

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Hokkaido Broadcasting Co., Ltd (HBC)

Five earthquakes struck Japan on May 16, all of which had seismic intensities under 5 and appeared to have not incurred any major damage, with no tsunami warnings issued.

An earthquake hit off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture on Sunday, with a maximum seismic intensity of 4.6 and an epicenter at a depth of 50 km, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. Another earthquake with a magnitude of 3 also struck Miyagi prefecture.

Earthquakes occurred in Fukushima and Miyagi Prefectures. (Japan Meteorological Agency)

Earlier in the day, another mild earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 struck Northeastern Chiba Prefecture with an epicenter at a depth of 20 km.

Earthquake occurred in Northeastern Chiba Prefecture. (Japan Meteorological Agency)

An earthquake hit off the Coast of Kushiro (Hokkaido) on Sunday, with a maximum seismic intensity of 3 and an epicenter at a depth of 60 km, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

Earthquake occurred off the Coast of Kushiro (Hokkaido) . (Japan Meteorological Agency)

In Southern Nagano Prefecture, a magnitude 3.3 earthquake with an epicenter at the depth of 10 km struck.

Earthquake occurred in Southern Nagano Prefecture. (Japan Meteorological Agency)

In Southern Ibaraki Prefecture, a magnitude 3.4. earthquake with an inland seismic activity at level of 2 struck. The earthquake’s epicenter was at a depth of 40 km.

Earthquake occurred in Southern Ibaraki Prefecture. (Japan Meteorological Agency)

Earthquakes are common in Japan, one of the world’s most seismically active areas. Japan accounts for about 20% of the world’s earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater.

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