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Eastern Japan Hit by Earthquake with 5.5 Magnitude

EARTHQUAKE – Japan Meteorological Agency recorded a 5.5 magnitude quake in the Eastern part of the country, June 24.

Undeniably, among the natural occurrences that can hardly be predicted is the quake. It can occur anytime as the movement of the plates happen and one strong movement can be followed by a lot of aftershocks.

Every country has an agency that is specifically assigned to monitor such occurrences. In the Philippines, it is the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) that takes on the role.

In Japan, it is the Japan Meteorological Agency. Recently, it recorded a strong quake in a part of the country.


Based on article on GMA News, early today, June 24, Japan Meteorological Agency recorded a 5.5 magnitude earthquake in the eastern part of the country.

The epicenter of the quake was located off the Chiba prefecture coast which is adjacent to Tokyo. Meanwhile, a tsunami advisory was not released following the quake.

According to the report, the quake had a maximum intensity of 4 on 1-7 scale implemented in the country. As of this writing, there are no reports of damages caused by the natural incident.

We’ll keep you posted for updates.

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