According to reports, a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan. Local officials said that a magnitude-6.1 earthquake shook northern Japan. The news was also confirmed by National Center for Seismology which said that an earthquake occurred at 1448 hours in Hokkaido. A few days ago, an earthquake of magnitude 4.6 on the Richter Scale struck Japan's Izu Islands. The Izu Islands are a group of volcanic islands stretching south and east from Japan's Izu Peninsula. Earthquake in Japan: Quake of Magnitude 4.6 on Richter Scale Hits Izu Islands, No Casualty Reported.

Quake of Magnitude 6.1 Strikes Japanese Coast

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