6.0-magnitude earth-quake strikes Japan

Tokyo: An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale struck Japan’s Kagoshima Prefecture on Thursday, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

The temblor occurred at around 11.05 a.m. (local time), with its epicentre at a latitude of 29.4 degrees north and a longitude of 129.4 degrees east at a depth of 20 km, reports Xinhua news agency.

The quake logged five upper in some parts of Tokyo Prefecture on the Japanese seismic intensity scale which peaks at seven.

So far no tsunami warning has been issued.


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