6.4-magnitude earthquake rocks Japan, govt units up disaster centre



After a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the nation’s southwestern area on Friday, Japan shaped a disaster response centre below Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s chancellery, based on Japanese media.

Based on the Japan Meteorological Company, the extreme earthquake struck close to the island of Kyushu at 16:08 GMT, with the epicentre at a depth of 40 kilometres (24.8 miles) undersea.

Based on the Kyodo information company, earthquakes registering 5 on the Japanese seven-point seismic depth scale have been detected within the Miyazaki and Oita prefectures, indicating vibrations extreme sufficient to forestall strolling. 

The quake was additionally felt in western and central Japan, though it didn’t end in a tsunami, based on the company.

To this point, no info on casualties or materials injury has been obtained.

The earthquake had no impact on the operations of Japan’s Kyushu Electrical Energy Firm’s Genkai and Sendai nuclear energy reactors, that are each positioned in Kyushu.

Based on the Japanese NHK broadcaster, no issues with the Ikata Nuclear Energy Plant, which is positioned on the close by island of Shikoku, have been reported. 

No tsunami is feared following the earthquake, company officers stated.

(With inputs from companies)

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