An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 was registered this Wednesday in the northwest coast of Japan, but a tsunami watch was not issued, Japanese and US authorities said.

The earthquake shook much of the northern coastline and was also felt in Such, although initially no damage was reported.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said that the epicenter was recorded at 368 km depth, in the sea of Japan.

Japan’s meteorological agency ruled out the risk of a tsunami after the earthquake.

Japan is located in the Pacific Ring of Fire, one of the most seismically active areas on the planet. The country is regularly hit by earthquakes and applies strict construction regulations to ensure that its buildings withstand strong earthquakes.


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