On the afternoon of the 19th, there was a magnitude 5.4 earthquake with an epicenter in the Noto region of Ishikawa prefecture, and we observed shaking with a seismic intensity of less than 6 in Suzu city.

Earthquakes have continued in the Noto region since then, and the Japan Meteorological Agency is calling for attention to earthquakes with the same degree of shaking as this time for the next week or so.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, at around 3:08 pm yesterday, there was a magnitude 5.4 earthquake with an epicenter at a depth of 13 km in the Noto region of Ishikawa prefecture.



In addition to observing violent shaking with a seismic intensity of 6 lower in Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture, we also observed shaking with a seismic intensity of 5 lower in Noto Town and a seismic intensity of 4 in Wajima City.



In addition, we observed shaking with seismic intensity 3 to 1 in a wide range of Hokuriku, Tokai, Kanto Koshinetsu, Kinki, and Fukushima prefectures.



There was no tsunami caused by this earthquake.



After this earthquake, there have been eight earthquakes in the Noto region that observe shaking with a seismic intensity of 1 or higher by 5 am on the 20th.



The Japan Meteorological Agency calls attention to earthquakes that cause tremors with a maximum seismic intensity of 6 lower for about a week in areas with strong tremors.



In addition, since seismic activity has continued for more than a year in this area, it is possible that the earthquake will continue for the time being, and we are calling for preparations for shaking.



According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, it is the first time in Ishikawa Prefecture that a tremor with a seismic intensity of 6 lower or higher has been observed since the "Noto Peninsula Earthquake" of magnitude 6.9 that occurred off the coast of Noto Peninsula on March 25, 2007, 15 years ago.

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