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M5.8 quake strikes off Ibaraki; no tsunami warning issued

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 hit off the coast of Japan's eastern prefecture of Ibaraki on Sunday night, but no tsunami warning was issued, according to the weather agency.

The quake that occurred at 7:06 p.m. registered lower 5 on Japan's seismic intensity scale of 7 in northern Ibaraki, with the focus about 40 kilometers below the surface off the coast of the prefecture, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The quake was also felt in cities including Tokyo and Fukushima.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or property damage from the quake.

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Strong shock lower 5 in Ibaraki. Large area. Take care duds.

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One of the dogs started going crazy a couple of seconds before the alert sounded on the telly and went really crazy once the shaking started. The other dog slept through it.

Half an hour later hubby came downstairs and asked if I’d noticed the shaking. At level 4, yes I noticed it.

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cleo clan stay safe tonight. I'll never get use to them no matter how long I live here.

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Visiting in Northern Fukushima and I felt it but not so strong because we are staying on the first level of an open building.

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You too, zichi.

If I could change anything about Japan, it would be earthquakes and typhoons.

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We were busy running after our small ones and didn't feel anything (in Tokyo); their older brother came shouting "jishin". Fortunately, it seems there has been no damage

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Yes, I felt the earthquake tonight. Aside from tonight's earthquake, I'm worried about the earthquake supposed to occur directly beneath the Tokyo area sooner or later.

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