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5.7 magnitude earthquake hits Japan

November 22, 2016, 17:49 UTC+3 TOKYO

Earlier on Tuesday, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake had hit northeastern Japan

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TOKYO, November 22. /TASS/. A 5.7 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of the Japanese island of Honshu, there is no tsunami threat to the country, Japan’s Meteorological Agency said.

The quake’s epicenter was located east of the Fukushima prefecture at a depth of 30 kilometers.

There were no reports of casualties or damage from the earthquake, however, the tremors were felt in 15 prefectures across the country.

Earlier on Tuesday, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake had hit northeastern Japan. The earthquake was centered off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of about 10 km. A tsunami of up to 1.4 meters had been observed 70 km north of Fukushima following the quake. The cooling system for the spent nuclear fuel storage pool at the Fukushima nuclear power plant had been halted. No other damage from the quake was confirmed.

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