Strong quake hits Shimane Prefecture

Strong quake hits Shimane Prefecture

A strong earthquake struck Shimane Prefecture in western Japan early on Monday morning.

Japan's Meteorological Agency says the estimated magnitude was 6.1 and the focus was in the western part of the prefecture at a depth of 12 kilometers. The agency says there is no risk of a tsunami.

Tremors with an intensity level of 5-plus on the Japanese scale of 0 to 7 were observed in Ohda City.

Three people are said to have been injured. Two others were reportedly treated at hospitals outside the city.

A series of tremors have been recorded in the prefecture since the strong quake. The agency warns that tremors of up to level 5-plus may occur over the coming week.