TOKYO, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 struck Japan’s eastern prefecture of Ibaraki Wednesday, with no tsunami warnings issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.
According to the JMA, the quake occurred at 5:40 p.m. local time at a depth of about 50 km in southern Ibaraki prefecture, measuring an upper 5 on Japan’s seismic intensity scale which peaks at 7.
The agency did not issue a tsunami warning and no accidents or injuries were immediately reported as a result of the quake.
No abnormalities were found at Tokai No. 2 nuclear power plant in Tokai, Ibaraki prefecture, the broadcaster NHK reported, citing the operator Japan Atomic Power Company.