6.5 magnitude quake rocks northeastern Japan, tsunami warning lifted

March 28th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI  

Tokyo, Mar 28 (ANI): A strong earthquake measuring 6.5 magnitude has rocked the Miyagi Prefecture and its vicinity in the north-eastern parts of Japan this morning.

Following the quake at about 7:24 a.m. local time, the Japan Meteorological Agency had issued a tsunami warning for the Pacific coast of the Prefecture, but lifted it at 9:05 am, the Kyodo news agency reports.

The quake measured less than 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in central Miyagi Prefecture, and 4 in several locations in Iwate, Miyagi, Yamagata and Fukushima prefectures, the agency said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage till the reports last came in.

The epicentre of the quake was 80 kilometers east of Oshika Peninsula in Miyagi Prefecture, the agency said. (ANI)

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