Earthquake of 5.8 magnitude jolts Izu Islands in Japan
An earthquake of 5.8 magnitude has shaked the Izu Islands in Japan on Tuesday, said the US Geological Survey.
Tokyo: An earthquake of 5.8 magnitude has shaked the Izu Islands in Japan on Tuesday, said the US Geological Survey.
The tremor was epicentred at 31.01 degrees north latitude and 141.99 degrees east longitude. Reportedly, the quake occurred at a depth of 10 km below the ground.
So far, no damages or casualties have been reported. No tsunami alert also issued by now. Further detailed reports related to the incident are awaited.
Earlier, over 2500 people died after an earthquake of 6.8 magnitude struck Morocco during the late night hours of September 9. More than 200 people were left injured in the incident. The epicenter of the earthquake was a shallow depth of 18.5 km. It occurred about 72 km South-West of Marrakesh and 56 km towards the West of the Atlas mountain. Reportedly, the earthquake occurred at 11pm local time.