WORLD 7.1-magnitude quake strikes off Japan's Fukushima Prefecture

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7.1-magnitude quake strikes off Japan's Fukushima Prefecture

Xinhua

22:23, February 13, 2021

File photo: CGTN

TOKYO, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 struck off Japan's northeastern Fukushima Prefecture on Saturday, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

The temblor occurred at around 11:08 p.m. local time (1408 GMT), with its epicenter at a latitude of 37.7 degrees north and a longitude of 141.8 degrees east, and at depth of 60 km.

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

The strong quake was also felt in the capital of Tokyo.

So far no tsunami warning has been issued.


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