Thursday, June 30, 2011

Earthquake 5.5 degrees shakes Japan

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 degrees on the Richter scale struck Wednesday Nagano Prefecture and its environs, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. According to the agency, the quake struck at 8:16 local time  with a level five earthquake measuring seven on Japan's Yamagata Prefecture and four in the region of Nagano.

The quake was followed by another quake  with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 and level four on the Japanese seismic measurements in Nagano and Yamagata, respectively. So far there are no reported damage or casualties, nor has issued a tsunami warning, he said.

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