5.1 magnitudes earthquake jolts Japan ahead of US President Trump’ visit

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Chiba, May 25: An earthquake which measured 5.1 on the Richter Scale has on Saturday jolted the eastern Japanese province of Chiba, according to ANI news reports.

The earthquake struck the region at around 3:20 with a depth of about 40-kilometers, according to Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

Xinhua News Agency reported the JMA has said no tsunami warnings have been issued, moreover, there was no immediate report of casualties or damage of properties as an outcome of the earthquake.

Notably, the earthquake occurred shortly before the arrival of United States President Donald Trump, along with his wife, Melanin Trump to Tokyo, the Washington Post reported.

Japan is prone to frequent quake hits as it lies in “Ring of Fire”, a region in the Pacific Ocean’s basin, which is exposed to volcanic eruptions and frequent earthquakes.

Japan was in 2011 struck with an earthquake of 9.0 magnitudes on the Ritcher Scale that triggered powerful tsunami waves which caused rampantly destruction to properties, leading to heavy casualties, as well as, massively affecting industrial operations.

The 2011 earthquake was the most powerful quake ever recorded in the history of Japan. More than 15,000 people lost their lives, with more than thousands of injured or reported missing.

 

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