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M5.6 quake jolts Fukushima, Miyagi

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 hit Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures on Tuesday, but there was no danger of a tsunami, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The quake struck at 4:49 p.m. at a depth of about 50 kilometers off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture, the agency said. It registered a low 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures.

The quake was also felt in Tokyo.

No reports of injuries were received, the National Police Agency said.

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Bit of a wobble at my office in Tokyo. Woke me up.

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I was the only one at home who realized that we were having an earthquake. I started to think I had imagined it until I read this news.

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fair bit of shaking in Mito, knocked some things over

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First time I ever felt a quake on a train, north of Ueno.

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@ Wrembreck I was the only one at home who realized that we were having an earthquake. I started to think I had imagined it until I read this news.

they are living on borrowed seismological time, once fukushima goes ...that's it.

ref: http://enenews.com/category/location/japan

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