An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale jolted Japan’s Hokkaido province on Thursday, with no reports of human or property damage.
The Japanese Meteorological Agency said the quake occurred at a depth of 30 km, adding that there is no fear of tsunami from the earthquake, according to the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation
Hokkaido, northernmost of the four main islands of Japan. It is bordered by the Sea of Japan (East Sea) to the west, the Sea of Okhotsk to the north has volcanic Mount Asahi , and the Pacific Ocean to the east and south.
Together with a few small adjacent islands, Hokkaido constitutes a dō (province) of Japan. Sapporo, in the southwest on the Ishikari River, is the administrative headquarters.