- Japan is currently facing a serious battle against the novel coronavirus pandemic
- It already has almost 10 thousand confirmed cases of the said disease, according to Worldometer
- However, this Saturday evening, the said country was hit by a strong earthquake
- A magnitude 6.9 quake jolted the west coast of Ogasawara Islands
A powerful earthquake jolted an island in Japan amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
KAMI learned that the said phenomenon, which had a magnitude of 6.9, hit the west coast of Ogasawara Islands on April 18.
The Japan Meteorological Agency stated that the epicenter of the quake was very deep at 450 kilometers below the sea surface.
There were no tsunami warnings raised despite the recorded strength of the said earthquake.
The said island has ancient undersea volcanoes and was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Japan, meanwhile, is seriously battling COVID-19 as it already has 9,795 confirmed cases and 164 deaths as of this writing.
In a previous article by KAMI, a strong earthquake also hit an island in Russia at the latter part of March.
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