6.1M earthquake strikes Japan, NO tsunami risk


(CNN) — A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck early Friday in the sea that separates three of Japan’s main islands, about 100 miles southwest of Hiroshima, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The quake happened at 2:07 a.m. and was centered in the Inland Sea at a depth of 80 kilometers, the agency said.

The earthquake posed no tsunami risk, according to the agency.

The Inland Sea separates Japan’s largest island, Honshu, from the southern islands of Shikoku and Kyushu.

M6.3 – 13km N of Kunisaki-shi, Japan
2014-03-13 17:06:51 UTC
Earthquake location 33.683°N, 131.737°E
Information by: USGS National Earthquake Information Center

  • Depth: 82.9km (51.5mi)
  • Event Time: 2014-03-13 17:06:51 UTC
  • Location: 33.683°N 131.737°E depth=82.9km (51.5mi)
  • Nearby Cities:
    13km (8mi) N of Kunisaki-shi, Japan
    30km (19mi) ENE of Bungo-Takada-shi, Japan
    31km (19mi) NNE of Kitsuki, Japan
    36km (22mi) SSW of Hikari, Japan
    609km (378mi) SE of Seoul, South Korea

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