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13 juin 2020 | 16h32 UTC

Japan: 6.7-magnitude earthquake strikes north-northwest of Amami Ōshima June 13

Japan Alerte de sécurité

6.7-magnitude earthquake strikes north-northwest of Amami Ōshima island (Kagoshima prefecture) June 13, no tsunami warning immediately issued; follow authority directives

TIMEFRAME expected from 13/6/2020, 12h00 until 15/6/2020, 11h59 (Asia/Tokyo). COUNTRY/REGION Amami Ōshima


The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 6.7-magnitude earthquake that occurred on Sunday, June 14, around 131 km (81.4 mi) north-northwest of Amami Ōshima island (Kagoshima prefecture). The quake hit at around 00:47 (local time) at a depth of 164.8 km (102 mi). No tsunami warning was immediately issued.

Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.  


Individuals in the region are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from the windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.


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