WORLD 5.5-magnitude quake strikes off Japan's Tokyo Prefecture, no tsunami warning issued

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5.5-magnitude quake strikes off Japan's Tokyo Prefecture, no tsunami warning issued

Xinhua

13:05, July 16, 2021

TOKYO, July 16 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 on Friday struck off Hachijojima Islands in Japan's Tokyo Prefecture, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

A man and a woman wearing face masks visit the rooftop park of a commercial building across from Tokyo Station, right, in Tokyo on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (Photo: AP)

The temblor occurred at around 1:20 p.m. local time, with its epicenter at a latitude of 33.2 degrees north and a longitude of 139.4 degrees east, and at a depth of 10 km.

The quake logged 4 in some parts of Tokyo Prefecture on the Japanese seismic intensity scale which peaks at 7.

So far no tsunami warning has been issued.

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