WORLD 6.2-magnitude quake strikes off Japan's Fukushima Prefecture, no tsunami warning issued

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6.2-magnitude quake strikes off Japan's Fukushima Prefecture, no tsunami warning issued

Xinhua

19:22, August 04, 2019

TOKYO, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck off Fukushima Prefecture of Japan on Sunday, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

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Photo taken Nov. 22, 2016, from a Kyodo News helicopter shows Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan. (Photo: VCG)

The temblor occurred at 7:23 p.m. local time, with its epicenter at a latitude of 37.7 degrees north and a longitude of 141.7 degrees east, and at depth of 50 km.

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

So far no tsunami warning has been issued.

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