Hokkaido
Passersby wearing protective masks walk on a snow-covered street in Hokkaido's capital, Sapporo, February 26, 2020. An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 struck the Hokkaido region. Image Credit: Reuters

Tokyo: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 struck the Hokkaido region in Japan's northernmost prefecture, the Japanese weather agency said on Wednesday.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the temblor's epicenter was located at a latitude of 42.7 degrees north and longitude of 144.2 degrees east and occurred at a depth of 60km.