Earthquake hits Japan: 5.5 Magnitude Quake but no Tsunami Alert

By on Nov 9, 2012 in Asia, World Comments

An earthquake hits Japan on Friday noon, November 9, 2012 but no tsunami alert was issued, according the country’s Meteorological Agency.

Earthquake hits Japan
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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