15 Juin 2014
June 15, 2014
M5.5 quake hits northeastern Japan
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 hit northeastern parts of Japan in the early hours of Sunday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
The 2:31 a.m. quake originated around 90 kilometers below ground in the southern part of Iwate Prefecture, the agency said.
The quake registered an intensity of 4 on the Japanese seismic scale of 7 in Morioka and Kamaishi in Iwate Prefecture as well as in Hachinohe and Hashikami in Aomori Prefecture.