6.3-Magnitude Earthquake Hit Japan’s Ishikawa Prefecture, No Tsunami Threat: JMA

6.3-Magnitude Earthquake Hit Japan’s Ishikawa Prefecture, No Tsunami Threat: JMA

TOKYO, May 5 (NNN-NHK) – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3, struck Ishikawa Prefecture on the Sea of Japan side of central Japan and surrounding areas today, but there is no threat of a damaging tsunami, Japan’s weather agency said.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the temblor occurred at 2:42 p.m. local time (0542 GMT), at a depth of 10 km, registering an upper 6, on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7, in the city of Suzu, upper 5 in Noto and lower 5 in Wajima.

The agency said, there was no threat of a tsunami, but sea level changes of less than 20 centimetres were possible.

No abnormalities have been detected at the Shika nuclear power plant in Ishikawa, as well as, at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant, in the neighbouring prefecture of Niigata, Kyodo News reported.

– NNN-NHK

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