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5.6-magnitude earthquake strikes Fukushima prefecture in Japan

There was a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture in northeast Japan on Thursday that was reported by the Kyodo news agency, however no tsunami warning has yet been issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency.

5.6-magnitude earthquake strikes Fukushima prefecture in JapanA report released by the Japanese Meteorological Agency indicates that the temblor, which occurred at 9:48 a.m. was centered offshore with its epicentre located on the Pacific Ocean at 37.6 degrees north latitude and 141.7 degrees east longitude. Additionally, the quake occurred 60 kilometers beneath the surface. There have been no immediate reports of major damage or injuries related to the earthquake.

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