MOSCOW, February 6 – RIA Novosti. An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 hit the coast of an island in the westernmost part of Japan, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
The earthquake was recorded at 17.36 UTC (20.36 Moscow time). The epicenter was located about 38 kilometers northwest of Yonaguni Island in the Japanese prefecture of Okinawa. The outbreak was located at a depth of 107.7 kilometers.
Information about possible casualties and destruction was not received, the threat of a tsunami was not announced.