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Earthquake in North Japan

August 14, 2015

M-5.0 earthquake hits northeastern Japan, no tsunami reported



TOKYO (Kyodo) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 struck a wide area in northeastern and eastern Japan on Friday, including Fukushima Prefecture, but no tsunami was reported.

The 5:13 a.m. quake was centered off the eastern coast of the prefecture at a depth of around 40 kilometers, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

It registered 4 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in Fukushima's Iwaki and 3 in many other areas in the prefecture as well as Ibaraki and Tochigi prefectures, it said.

August 14, 2015 (Mainichi Japan)

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