Japan's land trembled due to a strong earthquake, intensity of 6.1 on the Richter scale


Strong earthquake tremors were once again felt in Japan on Tuesday. Its intensity was measured at 6.1 on the Richter scale. These tremors were felt in Iwate and Aomori provinces of northern Japan. The Japan Meteorological Agency said that the epicentre of the earthquake was the northern part of Iwate Prefecture. However, at present no information regarding loss of life or property has been revealed.

Earlier on New Year, more than 50 people had died due to the earthquake that struck western Japan. The officials had issued a warning and asked people to stay away from their homes. According to media reports, on January 1, about 100 earthquakes were felt in and around Ishikawa Prefecture. This also included an earthquake of 7.6 magnitude, after which a tsunami alert was issued.

Earthquakes occur due to the collision of plates inside the earth. Geology experts say that our earth is situated on 12 tectonic plates. The energy released when these plates collide is called an earthquake. According to experts, these plates present under the earth keep rotating at a very slow speed. Every year these plates shift 4-5 mm from their place. During this period, some plates move away from others and some slip under others. During this time, an earthquake occurs due to the collision of plates.