5.0-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan's Fukushima prefecture, no tsunami warning issued

Radiation levels are measured around storage tanks containing radiation-contaminated water at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture.
Radiation levels are measured around storage tanks containing radiation-contaminated water at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture.PHOTO: AFP

TOKYO (XINHUA) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 struck off the coast of Japan's Fukushima prefecture on Friday (Nov 23), Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The temblor occurred at 11.30pm local time, with the epicenter at a latitude of 37.0 degrees north and a longitude of 141.2 degrees east and at depth of 50km.

The quake logged 4 in some parts of Fukushima prefecture on the Japanese seismic intensity scale which peaks at 7.

So far, no major damage or injuries were reported, and no tsunami warning has been issued.