5.5-magnitude quake hits Japan

  • 12:10 29 November 2019

5.5-magnitude quake hits Japan

An earthquake with a preliminary 5.5-magnitude struck off Japan's northeastern Sanriku coast on Friday, the weather agency said here, although no tsunami warning has been issued, ONA reports citing Xinhua.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the temblor, which occurred at 1:01 p.m. local time, was centered off the coast of Sanriku in northeastern Japan, with its epicenter at a latitude of 39.1 degrees north and a longitude of 143.1 degrees east.

The quake occurred at depth of 10 km, the JMA said.

The weather agency has not issued a tsunami warning or advisories as a result of the offshore quake.