Northeast Japan jolted by magnitude 5.8 quake, no tsunami warning

TOKYO Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:31am EDT

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TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 jolted northeastern Japan on Wednesday but no tsunami warning was issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The epicenter of the earthquake was off the coast of Miyagi prefecture, more than 300 km (190 miles) northeast of Tokyo, where buildings also shook from the quake.

The northeast was hit two years ago by a magnitude 9 earthquake that triggered a devastating tsunami.

Earlier on Wednesday, a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 hit islands about 180 km south of Tokyo.

(Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Edmund Klamann)

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JiroMoriya wrote:

Thank you for this article.

Nevertheless the local people in Miyagi has been already braced for themselves in particularly quake and tidal wave.

They are really always prepared, even though their own death.

We Japanese are never endangered species.

We are not vulnerable as you (American) expected.

Got it?

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