6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes off northeastern Japan

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 struck off Aomori prefecture, northeastern Japan, at 7:51pm local time (1051 GMT) Wednesday, Japan Meteorological Agency said.
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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 struck off Aomori prefecture, northeastern Japan, at 7:51pm local time (1051 GMT) Wednesday, Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The temblor was centered off the coast of Aomori prefecture, with the epicenter at a latitude of 41.0 degrees north and a longitude of 142.5 degrees east and at a depth of 30 km.

The earthquake logged 4 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale which peaks at 7 in some areas of Aomori prefecture, Hokkaido prefecture and Iwate prefecture.

So far no major damage or injuries were reported, and no tsunami warning has been issued.

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