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

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TOKYO, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 on Saturday struck Japan's Ibaraki Prefecture, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

The temblor occurred at 2:07 a.m. local time, with its epicenter at a latitude of 36.0 degrees north and a longitude of 140.1 degrees east, and at a depth of 70 km.

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

So far no tsunami warning has been issued.