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21 Oct, 2015 06:17

5.5 earthquake shakes Japan's Fukushima & Miyagi regions

5.5 earthquake shakes Japan's Fukushima & Miyagi regions

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake has hit near the Fukushima prefecture in Japan, with residents of some 10 other prefectures feeling the tremor.

The quake occurred off the northeast coast of Japan. No tsunami warning has been issued.

The epicenter was near the Fukushima coastline, at a depth of 30 kilometers.

People in affected areas of Japan took to Twitter to say they felt the tremor.

No one has been reported injured in the earthquake, Japan Today said.

TEPCO, the operator of the damaged Fukushima nuclear facility, has not reported any problems with its decommissioning operation.