5.1-magnitude earthquake rocks Japan's Nagano prefecture

The temblor was centered in the northern part of Nagano prefecture.
The temblor was centered in the northern part of Nagano prefecture.PHOTO: USGS

TOKYO (XINHUA) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 rocked Japan's Nagano prefecture at 10.29am local time (9.29am Singapore time), Japan Meteorological Agency said on Saturday (May 12).

The temblor was centered in the northern part of Nagano prefecture in central Japan, with the epicenter at a latitude of 36.6 degrees north and a longitude of 137.9 degrees east and at a depth of 10 km.

The earthquake logged lower 5 in some parts of Nagano 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.