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Mrinalini Majumdar

On Feb. 25, an earthquake occurred around the northern region of Japan. It has been reported that the magnitude of the quake is 6.1. The Japan Meteorological Agency has released a statement saying that there is no expectation of a tsunami as of now.

According to the weather agency, the earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 in Hokkaido, the northernmost main island in Japan. Reportedly, the quake has scored a lower 5 on the seismic intensity scale of 7. According to the Agency, this is typically the level at which unsecured furniture may move and items may fall off shelves. The tremor probably spread throughout northern Japan and occurred at a depth of about 30 kilometres (19 miles). The earthquake has not yet prompted any initial reports of casualties or damage. However, proper assessment of the situation may take hours to complete.

To ensure that buildings can withstand powerful earthquakes, Japan has strict construction regulations and regularly holds emergency drills to prepare for a major quake. Japan experiences frequent earthquakes due to its location on the Pacific’s “Ring of Fire,” a region of intense seismic activity that spans Southeast Asia and the Pacific basin. Having said that, this earthquake has managed to affect a larger region that includes eastern and north-eastern Japan.

Earthquakes have become a frequent occurrence across the globe in the last few months. Syria and Turkey are still recovering from the trauma and damage caused due to the severe earthquakes that took place this month. The update on tsunami has flashed relief to the residents of coastal Japan.