Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.1 hit off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan at 23:46 UTC on August 28, 2019 (08:46 JST, August 29). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 17.2 km (10.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles).

The epicenter was located 141 km (87 miles) ENE of Hachinohe (population 239 046) and Misawa (population 42 805).

This earthquake poses no tsunami risk, JMA said.

There are about 700 people living within 100 km (62 miles).

Regional seismicity

Featured image credit: Google, TW/SAM

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