6.3 magnitude quake hits Japan - MetMalaysia

MetMalaysia reported that the epicentre was situated at 33.2 degrees north and 132.4 degrees east.

18 Apr 2024 08:49am
Photo for illustration purposes only. - 123RF
Photo for illustration purposes only. - 123RF
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KUALA LUMPUR - A strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake was detected in Shikoku, Japan at 10.14pm yesterday.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) reported that the epicentre was situated at 33.2 degrees north and 132.4 degrees east, about 73 kilometres east of Oita, Japan, with a depth of 46 kilometres.

"However, the quake poses no tsunami threat to Malaysia,” MetMalaysia said in a statement tonight. - BERNAMA

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