5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Japan: Once again earthquake hits Japan in Fukushima & Miyagi prefectures on Wednesday, Japanese media reported The Japan Times said that the Japan Meteorological Agency said, adding there was no danger of a tsunami.The epicenter of the quake was about 30 kilometers deep.The quake had an intensity of 4 in Fukushima, Miyagi, Ibaraki and Tochigi prefectures.the earthquake struck just after 3 pm local time on Wednesday It registered a 2 in Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa and Tokyo.
5.5 earthquake shakes Japan’s Fukushima & Miyagi regions
No injuries have been reported.The quake occurred off the northeast coast of Japan, close to the Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures. No tsunami warning has been issued.Fukushima experienced magnitude 9 earthquake in 2011 that led to a devastating tsunami, which caused a meltdown in three nuclear reactors at the Fukushima plant.with residents of some 10 other prefectures feeling the tremor.
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BREAKING: M5.5 quake, 4 on Japanese shindo scale, hits Fukushima & Miyagi prefectures at 3:04 JST; no tsunami warning issued
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The meltdown led to a nuclear accident and evacuation of lakhs of people in March 2011
On Wednesday morning earthquake of magnitude 5.4 struck off Japan’s Izu islands, which are north of the Ogasawara islands, the US Geological Survey said. It struck at a depth of eight miles with its epicenter 390 miles south-east of Tokyo.
The earthquake was not strong enough to generate a tsunami warning or close enough to the islands to cause any significant damage or injuries, said John Bellini, a geophysicist with the USGS in Golden, Colorado. He said it was considered a separate seismic event and not an aftershock to the magnitude 8.5 quake that had struck hours earlier.