Earthquake hits Japan: 5.5 Magnitude Quake but no Tsunami AlertBy Alex Jusi Madlangbayan on Nov 9, 2012 in Asia, World •
An earthquake hits Japan on Friday noon, November 9, 2012 but no tsunami alert was issued, according the country’s Meteorological Agency.
5.5 magnitude earthquake hit Japan
Image Credit: Japan Meteorological Agency
A report by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) issued at 12:52 JST indicates that a 5.5 magnitude earthquake hit the northern part of Japan, near Iwaki, Honshu in the region of Fukushima-ken Oki. JMA added that the latest Japan earthquake has a depth of 20 km.
Several aftershocks were monitored by JMA and registered the strongest at 13:54 JST, with a 4.2 magnitude.
As of posting, there were no reports of injuries or any damages to property.
Last year, Japan was hit by a 9.0-magnitude quake that triggered a 30-foot tsunami and caused the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
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