6.6-magnitude earthquake in Japan's Kyushu region injures more than a dozen people

  Xinhua News Agency, Tokyo, January 22 (Reporter Jiang Qiaomei) The Japan Meteorological Agency on the 22nd raised the magnitude of the earthquake that occurred in the Kyushu area in the early morning of the day to 6.6.

According to Japanese media reports, more than ten people have been injured in the earthquake.

  According to the latest news from the Meteorological Agency, at 1:08 local time on the 22nd (0:08 Beijing time), an earthquake of magnitude 6.6 occurred in the eastern seas of the Kyushu region, with a focal depth of 45 kilometers, and a 5-strong earthquake was observed in Oita and Miyazaki prefectures. .

This is the first time in 25 years that an earthquake with a magnitude of over 6.5 and a magnitude of 5 has occurred in the sea area.

  The magnitude of the quake was 6.4, according to the Meteorological Agency earlier in the day.

  The earthquake caused the collapse of walls and power outages in many places.

At present, aftershocks continue to occur near the epicenter.

At an emergency press conference held in the early morning of the 22nd, the Meteorological Agency reminded people to pay attention to the possibility of another large-scale earthquake in the next two or three days.

The Crisis Management Center at the Prime Minister's Residence has set up an information liaison room to collect earthquake-related information at any time.

  Japan is located in the most active seismic belt in the world, the Pacific Rim seismic belt, which is also the seismic belt with the most earthquakes in the world.

The earthquake intensity set by the Japan Meteorological Agency has a total of 10 grades, ranging from weak to strong, ranging from 0 to 4, 5 weak, 5 strong, 6 weak, 6 strong and 7.