Strong quake jolts northern Japan, felt in Tokyo


  • Strong quake jolts northern Japan, felt in Tokyo

    TOKYO, Nov 20 – A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 jolted the Ibaragi Prefecture near Tokyo on Sunday, Japanese public broadcaster NHK said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

    The earthquake also had no impact on the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co said. No tsunami warning was issued.

    The quake struck at around 10:23 a.m. (8:23 p.m. EST) about 130 km (80 miles) north of Tokyo, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, and was felt in the capital. Its depth was about 10 km (6 miles).

    Source: news.yahoo.com