An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck this Saturday off the coast of the Ogasawara archipelago, about a thousand kilometers south of Tokyo, in the Pacific Ocean, resulting in no damage, reported the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

The earthquake occurred at 5:35 pm local time this Saturday (08:35 GMT) and had its epicenter at a depth of 540 kilometers, on the coast of the Osagawara archipelago, south of the Japanese capital.

According to JMA, despite the earthquake being felt “strongly”, the tsunami warning has not been activated, nor has any damage been recorded so far.

The earthquake reached level 3 on the Japanese seismic scale (7 levels and focused on measuring surface shaking and potential damage) in this group of islands.

Japan is located on the so-called Ring of Fire, one of the most active seismic zones in the world, and suffers earthquakes relatively frequently. Its infrastructures are specially designed to resist tremors.



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