1st LD: 6.1-magnitude earthquake rocks Japan’s Fukushima prefecture, no tsunami warning issued

TOKYO, — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 rocked Japan’s Fukushima prefecture at 6:23 a.m. local time, Japan Meteorological Agency said on Thursday.

The temblor was centered in waters offshore of Fukushima, with the epicenter at a latitude of 37.1 degrees north and a longitude of 141.5 degrees east.

The earthquake logged 4 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale which peaks at 7 in Fukushima prefecture and some other areas.

So far, no major damage or injuries were reported and no tsunami warning has been issued. PNA/Xinhua – northboundasia.com