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5.3 magnitude earthquake rocks Japan's Chiba prefecture

Last update: 12/10/2018
TOKYO, Oct 12 (Bernama) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 rocked Japan's Chiba prefecture at 1.15pm (local time), Japan Meteorological Agency said Friday.

According to Xinhua news agency, the temblor originated in the northeastern part of the Chiba prefecture in eastern Japan, with the epicentre at a latitude of 35.7 degrees north and longitude of 140.7 degrees east and at depth of 50km.

The earthquake logged 4 in some areas of Chiba prefecture and 2 in Tokyo on the Japanese seismic intensity scale which peaks at 7.

So far, no tsunami warning has been issued.




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