5.3-magnitude quake strikes off Japan's Chiba Prefecture, no tsunami warning issued


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TOKYO, July 25 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 on Thursday struck off east coast of Japan's Chiba Prefecture, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

The temblor occurred at around 7:14 a.m. local time, with its epicenter at a latitude of 35.1 degrees north and a longitude of 140.6 degrees east, and at a depth of 60 km.

The quake logged 3 in some parts of Chiba Prefecture on the Japanese seismic intensity scale which peaks at 7.

So far no tsunami warning has been issued.