By The Japan News
Asia News Network
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the quake occurred at about 9:22 p.m. with the focus 30 kilometers below the central-eastern Iburi region of Hokkaido. It registered a preliminary magnitude of 5.7.
According to the agency, upper five on the Japanese scale was observed in the towns of Abira and Mukawa, and lower five in Kita and Teine wards in Sapporo as well as the city of Chitose and the towns of Naganuma and Biratori.
The government set up a special office at the Prime Minister’s Office.