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5.0-magnitude earthquake jolts Japan

According to the JMA, the quake occurred at 5:40 pm local time at a depth of about 50 km in southern Ibaraki prefecture, measuring an upper 5 on Japan's seismic intensity scale which peaks at 7.

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Tokyo: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 struck Japan’s eastern prefecture of Ibaraki on Wednesday, with no tsunami warnings issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.

According to the JMA, the quake occurred at 5:40 pm local time at a depth of about 50 km in southern Ibaraki prefecture, measuring an upper 5 on Japan’s seismic intensity scale which peaks at 7.

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The agency did not issue a tsunami warning and no accidents or injuries were immediately reported as a result of the quake.

No abnormalities were found at Tokai No. 2 nuclear power plant in Tokai, Ibaraki prefecture, the broadcaster NHK reported, citing the operator Japan Atomic Power Company.

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