Japan: 6.0 magnitude earthquake hits Hokkaido island; no casualties reported

Last Updated: Sat, Mar 02, 2019 13:03 hrs

[Japan], Mar 2 (ANI): A 6.0 Ritcher magnitude earthquake hit Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido in the wee hours of Saturday, United States Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed.

According to USGS, the earthquake hit 191km South-East of Nemuro, a city located on Hokkaido island, which has a total population of just over 31,000.

The quake hit Hokkaido at 3:22 am (UTC) at a depth at 10 km.

No casualties have been reported so far. The authorities are, however, assessing the damage caused by the tremors.

This is the second time in less than a week that an earthquake with such intensity has hit the Island.

On February 22, an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale had struck Hokkaido. (ANI)