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Friday, April 22, 2011

M6.0 quake hits eastern Japan; registers lower 5 intensity in Chiba

Via Japan Today :

" TOKYO : An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 rocked eastern and northeastern Japan on Thursday night, registering lower 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in Chiba Prefecture, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the quake that struck the region around 10:37 p.m., the agency said. No tsunami warning was issued.

The quake, focused in the Pacific off Chiba Prefecture, registered lower 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale in Asahi, Chiba Prefecture, and 4 in many cities and towns in Chiba and neighboring Ibaraki Prefecture, according to the agency. The earthquake also shook Miyagi, Fukushima, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Kanagawa and Yamanashi prefectures as well as Tokyo."

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