WORLD 6.8-magnitude quake strikes Japan's Yamagata Prefecture: JMA

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6.8-magnitude quake strikes Japan's Yamagata Prefecture: JMA

By Liu Junguo | People's Daily app

21:33, June 18, 2019

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 on Tuesday struck Japan's Yamagata Prefecture, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

Japan issued a tsunami warning after the earthquake.

The temblor occurred at 10:22 pm local time (1322 GMT), with its epicenter at a latitude of 38.6 degrees north and a longitude of 139.5 degrees east, and at a depth of 10 km.

The quake logged 6 in some parts of Yamagata Prefecture on the Japanese seismic intensity scale which peaks at 7.

(Source: Xinhua)

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