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

Baku, March 17, AZERTAC

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 on Wednesday struck off Japan's Fukushima Prefecture, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Xinhua reports.

The temblor occurred at around 5:29 p.m. local time, with its epicenter at a latitude of 37.7 degrees north and a longitude of 141.7 degrees east, and at a depth of 60 km.

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

So far no tsunami warning has been issued.

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