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Magnitude-5.9 earthquake strikes off Japan's Fukushima

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 struck off Japan's Fukushima prefecture at 11:56 p.m. local time, Japan Meteorological Agency said on Friday.

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The temblor was centered off the shore of Fukushima prefecture in eastern Japan, with the epicenter at a latitude of 37.1 degrees north and a longitude of 141.2 degrees east and at depth of 50 km.

The earthquake logged 5 minus on the Japanese seismic intensity scale which peaks at 7 in some parts of Fukushima prefecture.

So far no major damage or injuries were reported, and no tsunami warning has been issued.

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