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6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan's Miyagi Prefecture

Christian Fernsby |
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 on Monday struck off Japan's Miyagi Prefecture, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).


The temblor occurred at 5:39 a.m. local time, with its epicenter at 38.9 degrees north latitude and 142.1 degrees east longitude, and at a depth of 50 km.

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

So far no tsunami warning has been issued.

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