An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 occurred off the coast of Japanese Ibaraki Prefecture, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).
The quake epicenter was located 49 km southeast of the city of Hitati. The hearth lay at a depth of 30.4 km.
A series of earthquakes hit the Kuril Islands
On April 20, an earthquake of magnitude 6.4 occurred off the coast of Japan. Then the center of the earthquake lay at a depth of 60 km. The epicenter was located 120 km from the city of Sendai and 17 km from the city of Ofunato on the island of Honshu.