Today’s earthquake in Japan’s Hokkaido island registered a magnitude of 6.1. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the earthquake was 38 kilometers deep when it hit the eastern shore of Hokkaido close to the city of Kushiro (24 miles). The organization also stated that there was no tsunami risk.
The earthquake occurred on Friday, February 24, at about 3:08 PM local time, according to the JMA. The cities of Sapporo and Obihiro, both of which are situated on the island of Hokkaido, were among the many places where the shaking was felt.
A wall of an elementary school in the town of Akkeshi collapsed as a result of the earthquake’s damage. No injuries or fatalities were reported.
With frequent earthquakes, Japan is one of the most seismically active countries in the world. Around 100 active volcanoes may be found in the nation, which is situated at the meeting point of several tectonic plates.
As a result, Japan has created one of the most sophisticated earthquake and tsunami warning systems in the entire world. Within seconds of an earthquake occurring, the system is intended to send out alerts to the general public, giving individuals time to seek safety.
Today’s earthquake in Hokkaido was not powerful enough to cause a tsunami warning. The JMA cautions locals in the impacted areas to exercise caution because aftershocks could still happen.