Magnitude 6.0 quake jolts east coast of Honshu, Japan
Magnitude 6.0 quake jolts east coast of Honshu, Japan
Magnitude 6.0 quake jolts east coast of Honshu, Japan
by Mary Antalan04 April 2024
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A magnitude 6 earthquake jolted the east coast of Honshu, Japan, on Thursday afternoon, April 4.

According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center, the quake's depth was 32 kilometers (19.88 miles).

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the earthquake struck northeastern Japan’s Fukushima region, but no tsunami warning was reported.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries after the earthquake, whose epicenter had a depth of 40 kilometers (25 miles) and which was also felt in Tokyo.


It can be recalled that on Wednesday, a magnitude 7.4 quake damaged dozens of buildings in Taiwan and prompted tsunami warnings as far as Japan and the Philippines. Three Filipinos reportedly suffered minor injuries.

Meanwhile, the Philippines' Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) said it is "monitoring developments in Japan" following the said earthquake, ensuring the safety and status of Filipinos in the affected areas.

"The DMW’s Migrant Workers Offices in Tokyo and Osaka (MWO-Tokyo and MWO-Osaka), citing the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), reported the quake’s epicenter was located off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture in the northeastern part of Honshu, Japan’s main island," the DMW said in an advisory.

"Protocols for accounting for the safety and status of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the affected areas have been activated," it furthered.


The DMW said it will provide an update once developments occur.

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