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5.0-magnitude quake jolts Japan's Ibaraki prefecture: JMA

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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.

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