6.1 magnitude earthquake shook japan

An earthquake measuring over 6.1 magnitude shook western Japan earlier today. The quake wounded over five people and collapsing buildings and roads.

The tremor shook the western Honshu located 96 km north of Hiroshima. Five persons are reported to be injured. No other severe casualties were reported other than damages to properties.

Meanwhile, the nuclear power station located nearby the spot, were reported safe by the authorities. Around 150 houses lost regular water supply and electricity.

Japan’s unique location at the ‘Ring of Fire’ in the Pacific, is the main reason behind the episodes of volcanos and earthquakes. On 11th March, 2011 Japan recorded a disastrous 9.0 magnitude earthquake, which led to Tsunami killing thousands of people.