An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 hit off the eastern part of Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido on Saturday, authorities said, and no tsunami warning was issued.
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). There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
In two municipalities in Hokkaido, the quake registered as a “lower 5” on Japan’s 7-point intensity scale, which measures ground motion.
That is usually a level where items fall out of shelves and unsecured furniture may move, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.
Earlier in the day, a magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck Central Turkey, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.
The quake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6.21 miles). This comes just days after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit the southern Turkish city of Antakya on February 21, leaving six dead and hundreds injured.
After the Turkey Syria earthquake, a series of major earthquakes has been reported across the Asia .
An earthquake of about 7.2 magnitude shook Tajikistan at 8:37 a.m. (0037 GMT) on Thursday at a depth of 10 km (6 miles),
The very next day Friday a powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck north of Halmahera island in Indonesia. No casualties or damage to property have been reported so far.