Earthquake in Japan: 5.8 Magnitude Quake Hits Miyagi Prefecture, No Tsunami Warning Issued


Tokyo, April 18: An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 struck off Japan’s Miyagi Prefecture on Sunday, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

The temblor occurred at 9:29 am local time (0029 GMT), with its epicenter at a latitude of 38.3 degrees north and a longitude of 141.9 degrees east, and at 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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