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An earthquake hit Japan’s Fukushima region only a day after Taiwan was hit as well.

The 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck Japan on Thursday, but the country’s meteorological agency didn’t issue any tsunami warnings. It’s believed the quake had a depth of just over 40 kilometres.

The area is prone to around 1500 earthquakes every year, but they’re never as big like this recent one. Most of them are categorised as mild. Fukushima is known for being the area where Japan’s most powerful earthquake hit in 2011.

A massive 9.0 magnitude quake was the cause of a tsunami that left over 18000 people dead or missing.

The Japanese earthquake follows a day after at least nine people were killed and more than 1000 injured after a powerful earthquake hit Taiwan.

The earthquake’s magnitude was recorded at 7.4. It damaged dozens of buildings and left hundreds of people trapped. Rescuers are still freeing people from the rubble.

The Taiwanese earthquake led to tsunami warnings reaching countries as far as the Philippines and Japan.

Image credit: Reuters

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