Strong M6.0 earthquake hits Hirara, Japan – Slight sea-level changes possible


A strong M6.0 earthquake hit the Ryukyu Islands, Japan at 01:54 UTC on May 9, 2017.

The epicenter of the shallow earthquake was situated at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Slight sea-level changes hae been registered in coastal regions. No reports of tsunami.

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M6.0 earthquake hits Ryukyu Islands, Japan on May 9 2017. via USGS

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the earthquake measured 6.4 in magnitude on the Richter’s scale. It is reporting the same depth as USGS – 10 km (6.2 miles).

Although there may be slight sea-level changes in coastal regions, this earthquake has caused no damage to Japan.​

There is currentl a swarm of earthquakes along the Aleutian Islands… Large seismic unrest in the northern part of the Ring of Fire.

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