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6.3-magnitude quake hits Japan, no tsunami threat

TSURUOKA, June 19, 2019 (Xinhua) — Photo taken on June 19, 2019 shows the cracks on a road after an earthquake in Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. A 6.7-magnitude earthquake striking Japan’s northeastern region late Tuesday left at least 15 peo. Image Source: IANS News

Tokyo, May 5 : An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale struck Japan’s Ishikawa prefecture and its surrounding areas on Friday, but there is no threat of a tsunami, the country’s weather agency said.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the temblor occurred at 2.42 p.m. (local time), at a depth of 10 km, registering an upper 6 on the national seismic intensity scale of 7 in the city of Suzu, upper 5 in Noto and lower 5 in Wajima, Xinhua news reported.

The agency said there was no threat of a tsunami, but sea level changes of less than 20 cm were possible.

No abnormalities have been detected at the Shika nuclear power plant in Ishikawa, as well as at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in the neighboring prefecture of Niigata, Kyodo News reported.

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