Powerful magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits Tokyo

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6 February 2020

A strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck Tokyo and the nearby prefectures located to the northeast of the Japanese capital late on Thursday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, APA rpeorts quoting Sputnik.

Japan is located in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire and regularly suffers from powerful earthquakes. In 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and the following tsunami killed over 15,000 people and caused the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster.

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