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Some countries across the world have reported incidents of earthquakes and tremors in their cities between June 23, 24 and 25.

A report from Reuters and Daily Mail Online suggest that a magnitude 5.9 earthquake rocked Milford Sound, a popular tourist destination at New Zealand on Thursday, June 24.

Thousands of people in the area felt the strong earthquake, with some as far away as Wellington, on the lower North Island.

Shaking was also felt throughout the lower South Island in areas including Queenstown, Wanaka, Te Anau, Alexandra and Dunedin.

It was followed by further smaller magnitude earthquakes, however, there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Also, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake was felt near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan on June 24. Triggering smartphone alerts, the quake was also felt in the nation’s capital, Tokyo and surrounding metropolitan area.

Three earth tremors recorded in parts of Accra

The Japan Meteorological Agency on their official website put the magnitude at 6.2 stressing that the quake “poses no tsunami risk.”

There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage from the quake but following it, the East Japan Railway Company said it has suspended train services on sections of lines in Chiba Prefecture.

Moreover, portions of central California in the United States of America felt a 5.8 magnitude earthquake. According to USA Today, there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake was felt widely, including some 240 miles away in Sacramento. Over 10,000 reports of shaking were logged by the United States Geological Survey.

Veteran seismologist Lucy Jones said on Twitter that the quake occurred in the same location as a magnitude-4.6 quake Monday night.  “That is now considered a foreshock,” Jones wrote.

The California quake comes a day after a magnitude 7.4 earthquake rocked the southern Mexico resort of Huatulco.

That quake killed at least 6 people, damaged hundreds of homes and four archaeological sites and temporarily cut power to more than 2.4 million people, authorities said.

Aside from these countries, Ecuador, Ghana, Myanmar-India border and among others have witnessed the quakes and tremors.

Ghana, on the other hand, recorded earth tremors in some parts of the capital city, Accra on Wednesday night, June 24.

The occurrences happened thrice over a 10-minute spell.

It is unclear why earthquakes are happening simultaneously across the globe.

SourceABC News

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