Two Earthquakes at M6 and M6.2 respectively shake Fukushima and Costa Rica on Friday 13th May 2011

[Daiwai Kumushi, Japan News Contributor]

United States Geological Survey reports around 17 category M5 earthquakes struck the world in the past few days with two of them at M6 in Japan’s Honshu region (area of Fukushima) and Costa Rica respectively – see the chart below for details.

M5-M6 category earthquakes are serious and can be viewed in context of the recent M6.3 earthquake which devastated Christchurch, New Zealand recently.  No damage, or injury reports from the events are available.

A list of M5/M6 earthquakes happening in the world in the past few days appears below as reported by USGS.

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