A strong M6.0 earthquake hit the Ryukyu Islands, Japan at 01:54 UTC on May 9, 2017. The epicenter of the shallow earthquake was situated at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Slight sea-level changes have been registered in coastal regions. No reports of a tsunami. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the earthquake measured 6.4 in magnitude on

the Richter’s scale. It is reporting the same depth as USGS – 10 km (6.2 miles). Although there may be slight sea-level changes in coastal regions, this earthquake has caused no damage to Japan. There is currently a swarm of earthquakes along the Aleutian Islands… Large seismic unrest in the northern part of the Ring of Fire. MORE