6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Japan’s Kyushu

6.2 quake strikes Japan's Kyushu

An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 on the Richter struck 11km east of Kumamoto prefecture in the Japanese island of Kyushu, the US Geological Survey reported on Thursday (Apr 14).

The quake’s epicentre was at a depth of around 10km, Japan’s earthquake agency said.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, and no tsunami warning was issued, but local media reported that the tremors felt were comparable to the 1995 Kobe earthquake and the March 2011 quake which struck northeastern Japan.

No Tsunami reported.