Earthquake measured magnitude 6.5 hits Japan

Earthquake measured magnitude 6.5 hits Japan

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit Japan’s Bonin Islands, as reported by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) on Saturday. The quake occurred at a depth of 503.2 km (312.7 miles), according to USGS.

The U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center stated that there was no tsunami warning issued due to the earthquake, based on the information available.

Japan, known for being one of the most seismically active countries, has strict building codes in place to ensure that structures can withstand even the strongest earthquakes.

This archipelago, with a population of around 125 million people, experiences approximately 1,500 tremors annually, with the majority being minor.

Earlier in the week, Taiwan was hit by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, the most powerful in 25 years. This earthquake resulted in one fatality, multiple injuries, and led to a tsunami warning for southern Japan and the Philippines, which was later lifted.

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