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Magnitude-5.9 earthquake strikes off Japan's Fukushima

Staff Writer | October 6, 2017
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 struck off Japan's Fukushima prefecture at 11:56 p.m. local time, Japan Meteorological Agency said on Friday.
Fukushima earthquake
Asia   So far no major damage or injuries were reported
The temblor was centered off the shore of Fukushima prefecture in eastern Japan, with the epicenter at a latitude of 37.1 degrees north and a longitude of 141.2 degrees east and at depth of 50 km.

The earthquake logged 5 minus on the Japanese seismic intensity scale which peaks at 7 in some parts of Fukushima prefecture.

So far no major damage or injuries were reported, and no tsunami warning has been issued.


 

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