6.0 mag earthquake in Japan region

Update: 1:08PM A 6.0 MAGNITUDE earthquake hit off Kamaishi, Japan after 11am (Fiji time) this morning.

The
Seismology Unit of Fiji’s Mineral Resources Department reported that the strong
earthquake occurred at a 10km depth.

The
seismic activity was registered 219km Kamaishi, Japan; 489km from Tokyo; and 7209km
Northwest from Suva, Fiji.

It
registered the earthquake in the Japan region, latitude – 37.98 degrees North,
longitude � 145.3 degrees East.

The
Seismology Unit has reassured the people in Fiji that the offshore earthquake
posed no immediate threat to the island region.

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