5.0-magnitute earthquake shakes Japan, no damage reported

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Tokyo, July 17 (ANI): An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 shook the west Kanto region of Japan at 13:24 local time on Sunday, but no tsunami warning was issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The earthquake, which measured 4 on the Japanese seismic scale, was centered in Ibaraki Prefecture which borders the Pacific Ocean and is to the northeast of the nation's capital city of Tokyo, reports Xinhua. The weather agency said the epicenter of the quake was at latitude of 36.1 degrees north and a longitude of 139.9 degrees east and occurred at depth of 40 kilometers. Japan's public broadcaster NHK said that the earthquake was also felt across a swathe of areas outside the Kanto region including Miyagi Prefecture, Fukushima Prefecture, Yamanashi Prefecture and Niigata Prefecture. Japan's nuclear regulator said that there were no abnormalities noticed at any of the nation's nuclear plants. No damages have yet been reported and all transportation services have been fully resumed. (ANI)