Strong earthquake jolts Ishikawa,Japan


An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 struck central Japan on Monday, a day after a magnitude 5.4 quake hit the region, which left at least six people injured in Ishikawa Prefecture on the Sea of Japan coast.

No tsunami warning was issued following Monday’s quake that occurred at 10:31 a.m. and registered an upper 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale to 7 in Suzu, at the tip of the Noto Peninsula in the prefecture, the Meteorological Agency said. The focus was at a depth of around 14 kilometers.

There were no injuries reported from Monday’s quake, according to the prefectural government.

The temblor also registered a 4 in the town of Noto and a 3 in some parts of the neighboring prefectures of Niigata and Toyama.

No abnormalities were reported at nuclear power facilities in the area, including Hokuriku Electric Power Co.’s Shika plant in Ishikawa, the central government said.

Bullet train services in the area were unaffected, JR East said.


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