5.8-magnitude quake strikes off Japan's east coast

5.8-magnitude quake strikes off Japan's east coast

A 5.8-magnitude quake sturck off the east coast of Japan, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS) at 22:24 GMT on Monday (Nov 13).

TOKYO: A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck on Monday (Nov 13) off the east coast of northern Japan at 6.24am (Singapore time), according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

The quake hit 294km southeast of the city of Kamaishi at a depth of 9.5km.

USGS had initally recorded a magnitude of 6.1, but later downgraded it to 5.8.

The intensity of the quake was deemed not strong enough to cause any damage on land, The Japanese Meteorological Agency said.

Source: CNA/mn

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