5.2-magnitude quake hits central Japan

    5.2-magnitude quake hits central Japan

    June 25, Tokyo: A strong earthquake shook residents on sunday in a mountainous region of central Japan, injuring at least two people and knocking roof tiles off homes.

    Japan Meteorological Agency said, “The magnitude 5.6 quake struck about 7 a.m. at a shallow depth of 7 kilometers (4 miles) in Nagano prefecture,”. The U.S. Geological Survey measured the magnitude at 5.2. The Fire and Disaster Management Agency reported multiple incidents of fallen roof tiles and broken glass. Authorities said two people had minor injuries.

    The area is no stranger to disaster. A nearby volcano, Mount Ontake, erupted in 2014, killing about 60 people. Several people died when a stronger earthquake triggered landslides in the same area in 1984.

    The Oslo Times International News Network


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