6.1-magnitude quake strikes northern Japan

TOKYO, Apr 2 (UNI) An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 struck off Japan’s northern prefecture of Iwate early on Tuesday, according to the country’s weather agency.

The temblor occurred at 04:24 a.m. local time at a depth of 80 km, measuring lower 5 on Japan’s seismic intensity scale, which peaks at 7, said the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

The epicenter was located off Iwate prefecture’s northern coast at a latitude of 40.1 degrees north and a longitude of 141.7 degrees east.

No tsunami warnings have been issued.

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