6.0-Magnitude Quake Strikes Off Japan’s Iwate Prefecture, No Tsunami Warning Issued

TOKYO, Oct 6 (NNN-NHK) – An earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.0, early this morning struck off Japan’s Iwate Prefecture, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

The quake occurred at around 2:46 a.m. local time, with its epicentre at a latitude of 40.0 degrees north, and a longitude of 142.4 degrees east, and at a depth of 50 km.

The quake logged 5 plus in some parts of Iwate Prefecture, on the Japanese seismic intensity scale, which peaks at 7.

So far no tsunami warning has been issued.


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