A 5.7-magnitude earthquake has struck off the east coast of Honshu, Japan, according to seismology officials. No damage or injuries have been reported, and there is no risk of a tsunami.
The earthquake struck at about 3:36 a.m. local time on Friday morning about 77 km E of Sendai-shi, Japan, and about 38 km E of Ishinomaki, Japan, EMSC reports.The earthquake reportedly had a depth of about 50 km.
According to the USGS PAGER service, there is a 34% chance of fatalities resulting from the earthquake.
Prelim M5.7 Earthquake near the east coast of Honshu, Japan Oct-25 18:36 UTC, updates https://t.co/I2L48QR28f
— USGS Big Quakes (@USGSBigQuakes) October 25, 2018
F-E Region: Near East Coast of #Honshu, #Japan
Time:2018-10-25 18:36:11.0 UTC
Magnitude: 5.7 (Mw)
Epicenter: 141.75°E 38.37°N Geohack coords
Status: C – confirmed pic.twitter.com/xxWtdm9QD7
— Sixth Seal (@JaimeNelsonW) October 25, 2018