6.2-magnitude quake jolts Japan’s northern prefecture of Hokkaido

6.2-magnitude quake at Hokkaido

Tokyo: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 struck parts of Japan’s northern prefecture of Hokkaido, the weather agency said on Sunday.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the temblor occurred at 6:55 PM local time at a depth of 140 km, measuring lower 5 on Japan’s seismic intensity scale which peaks at 7.

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The temblor’s epicenter was located off Urakawa at a latitude of 42.5 degrees north and a longitude of 142.0 degrees east.

No tsunami warning has been issued.