Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake in Japan

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The USGS has up-to-date details on the September 5, 2018 event.

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck southern Hokkaido Island in northern Japan on September 6, 2018 at 3:08 pm local time (September 5 at 18:08 UTC).

Visit the USGS event page for more information. For estimates of casualties and damage, visit the USGS Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) website.

Map of epicenter, past earthquakes, and tectonic plates in the Hokkaido region

Map shows past earthquakes and the epicenter of the September 5, 2018 Hokkaido, Japan earthquake

(Credit: USGS. Public domain.)

If you felt this earthquake, report your experience on the “USGS Did You Feel It?” website for this event.

The USGS operates a 24/7 National Earthquake Information Center in Colorado that can be reached for more information at 303-273-8500.

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