[Breaking News] Earthquake Hits Japan's Honshu Island With A Magnitude Of 5.8 - The Coverage

[Breaking News] Earthquake Hits Japan’s Honshu Island With A Magnitude Of 5.8

Just an hour ago, reports are circulating about the recent earthquake in Japan’s Honshu Island. The earthquake came with an initial magnitude of 5.8 hit in northeast of Tokyo on Japan’s main island of Honshu.

It happened on Thursday morning, Japanese time.

The depth of the quake was measured to be of 33km (20 miles) about 79km (49 miles) east-northeast if Iwaki that is on Honshu Island.

However, there has no immediate warning of the occurence of tsunami being issued by the Hawaii-based PTWC yet.  The quake news was reported by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC).

An earthquake with an initial magnitude of 5.8 hit northeast of Tokyo on Japan's main island of Honshu on July 20, 2017.PHOTO: USGS.

Source: The Star Online

Japan has been no stranger to earthquakes and in fact, has been facing this issue because their country is located along the so-called “Pacific Ring of Fire.” This place has the most active earthquake belt in the world. The “ring” is classified as the imaginary horseshoe-shaped zone that follows the rim of the Pacific Ocean whereby earthquakes and volcanic eruptions of the world occurs. It occurs when the tectonic plates within the Ring Of Fire including the Pacific Plate beneath the Pacific Ocean and the Philippine Sea Plate mashes and collides, causing the natural disaster to happen, according to Live Science. Interesting fact! 
Stay tuned for more updates on the earthquake!
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