A powerful earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 (and M6.8 by the JMA) struck near the west coast of Honshu, Japan at 13:22 UTC on June 18. The USGS is reporting a depth of 16.1 km (10 miles).
The epicenter was approximately 33 km (20.5 miles) WSW of Tsuruoka, located in Japan’s Yamagata Prefecture (population 100,000).
Some 10 million people are estimated to have felt the shaking overall.
Damage and casualties are expected given the magnitude and location of the quake.
Tsunami advisories have been issued for some coastal regions, though a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected, says PTWC.
“Get out of the water and leave coastal regions immediately. Due to the risk of ongoing strong currents, do not enter the sea or approach coastal regions until the advisory is lifted,” JMA warns.
Stay tuned for updates.
Seismic and Volcanic activity has been correlated to changes in our sun.
The recent global uptick in earthquakes and volcanic eruptions is likely attributed to the drop-off in solar activity, coronal holes, a waning magnetosphere, and the influx of Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.
Check out these link for more info:
Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift