5.2-magnitude earthquake shakes Japan

Japan: As per the information given by the weather agency, an earthquake measuring 5.2 magnitude on the Richter scale shoved Japan’s Kagoshima prefecture today.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the temblor occurred at 11.56 a.m. (local time), at a latitude of 31.4 degrees north and a longitude of 130.6 degrees east.

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The reports further suggested that the quake occurred at a depth of 10 km.

The JMA has not issued a tsunami alert as a result of the quake and no abnormalities were observed at the Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima, its operator said.

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