6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Japan's Hokkaido

6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Japan
# 25 February 2023 18:11 (UTC +04:00)

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 hit off the eastern part of Japan's northern island of Hokkaido on Saturday, according to the United States Geological Survey, APA reports citing IndiaToday.

The quake hit off the Nemuro peninsula at a depth of 61 kilometres (38 miles), according to the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED).

A tsunami warning has not been issued by the authorities.

Hokkaido, one of the main northern islands of Japan, was rocked by another quake a few days back. A magnitude 5.1 earthquake had struck Japan's Hokkaido on Monday.