5.7 magnitude earthquake hits Japan as deadly typhoon comesChristian Fernsby ▼ | October 12, 2019
A magnitude 5.7 earthquake has jolted the main island of Japan as Typhoon Hagibis continues to devastate the central region of the country.
Asia Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) confirmed the earthquake
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Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) confirmed the earthquake, saying that it struck at 6.22pm Japan Standard Time at a depth of 80km in the Chiba-ken region.
Hagibis is advancing on a northerly path over the south of Honshu. It’s set on a collision course with Tokyo and the wider Kanto region, which is set to experience record-breaking rain and winds. The storm made landfall on Saturday evening, having been downgraded beforehand to “strong,” the JMA’s level for typhoons just above a severe tropical storm. ■