Earthquake Today in Japan: 5.7 Quake Hits Near Ryukyu Islands

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck in the waters off the Ryukyu Islands on Sunday.

The US Geological Survey said the quake hit about 140km from Naze, 160km from Nago, and 112km from Ishikawa.

It’s unclear if the quake was felt in other parts of the country as it is located out in the Pacific Ocean south of Okinawa, the southern island.

It had a depth of 10km.

The Associated Press update from a few days ago:

Strong quake shakes Mexico’s Gulf coast 

VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) — A strong earthquake shook much of eastern Mexico on Tuesday, but there were no reports of damage or injury.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.3 quake was centered in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, about 260 miles (418 kilometers) east-southeast of Mexico City. The epicenter was 59 miles (95 kilometers) below the surface.

“These types of earthquakes are short and very fast,” National Civil Protection Coordinator Luis Felipe Puente told the Televisa network, adding that the quake was deep. “Thanks to that, it basically didn’t affect any construction.”

The 5:46 a.m. (6:46 a.m. EDT; 1046 GMT) quake was felt strongly in the Gulf port city of Veracruz, where frightened people ran into the streets, and hotels in the tourist zone were evacuated. It rocked buildings at least as far away as Mexico City.

Veracruz state is home to a major nuclear power plant, Laguna Verde, and some of Mexico’s key petroleum facilities. State civil protection officials said preliminary checks found no damage to any of those installations.

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