Two 5.3 magnitude earthquakes occurred on the east and west coasts of Honshu Island, Japan, at intervals of less than one hour. This follows from the earthquake data published on Tuesday, May 19, by the General Meteorological Administration of Japan.
At 12:17 the first 5.3 magnitude earthquake occurred in the Pacific Ocean near Fukushima Prefecture on the east coast. The source was located at a depth of 50 km. The maximum force of the shocks was 4 points on a seven-point scale.
The second 5.3 magnitude earthquake occurred on the west coast of the country. The source was located at a depth of 10 kilometers. Maximum force of shocks was also 4 points. No tsunami threat.
There is no information on casualties or destruction in either case.
On May 11, a 5.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Ibaraki Prefecture, Honshu Island, Japan.