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Earthquake Of 5.9 Magnitude Rocks Japan’s Hokkaido



Tokyo: A moderate 5.9 measuring earthquake rocked Japan’s northern island Hokkaido on Monday. According to the US Geological Survey, the quake hit at a depth of eight kilometres (five miles), 107 kilometres northeast of Shibetsu.

However, the US survey stated that due to moderate intensity, the likelihood of casuality and damage is relatively very low.

Notably, Japan is situated on an extremely seismic zone. The island nation sits on four tectonic plates and experiences a number of violent earthquakes every year.

The Hokkaido island had sustained large scale devastation in September this year after a 6.6-magnitude quake caused landslides, damaged houses and killed over 40 persons.

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