Japan earthquake 5.4-magnitude, 7 injured but no tsunami warning issued

By on Jun 30, 2011 in Asia, Natural Disasters Comments

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit Japan on Thursday, June 30, 2011; with 7 people reportedly injured but no tsunami warning has been issued.

As noted at Japan Meteorological Agency official website, a 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit Central Japan at around 8:16 a.m. (local time) that day but it was recorded earlier as 5.5.

The epicenter of the earthquake hit Nagano Prefecture and nearby areas, about 120 kilometers away from Tokyo and had a depth of 2.5 miles deep.

However, at least seven people have been injured with the ages ranging from 40 to 70 years old which were taken to the nearest hospital, as noted at Kyodo News Agency.

As of this writing, there were no major damage to properties and casualties reported and the injuries were said to be of only minor concerns.

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