Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Hits Japan’s Niigata Prefecture; No Tsunami Threat

The Yomiuri Shimbun

A strong earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 6.0 struck Niigata Prefecture at 5:59 p.m. Tuesday. The epicenter was near Sado Island, measuring lower 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture.

There is deemed to be no threat of tsunami damage from this earthquake, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency