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Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 18:05
5.4-magnitude quake strikes off Japan's Fukushima prefecture
By Xinhua
Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 18:05 By Xinhua

The sun rises past a cemetery and abandoned building in Namie, Fukushima prefecture on the seventh anniversary of the Great East Japan earthquake on March 11, 2018. Japan marked on March 11 the seventh anniversary of a deadly earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster devastated its northeastern coast that left about about 18,500 people dead or missing. (JIJI PRESS / AFP)

TOKYO — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 struck off the coast of Japan's Fukushima prefecture at 5:42 pm local time, Japan Meteorological Agency said Tuesday. 

The temblor was centered in the waters off the coast of Fukushima prefecture, with the epicenter at a latitude of 37.2 degrees north and a longitude of 141.3 degrees east and at a depth of 20 km. 

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The earthquake logged 4 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale which peaks at 7 in some areas of Miyagi prefecture and Fukushima prefecture in eastern Japan. 

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

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