5.8-magnitude quake strikes off Japan’s Chiba Prefecture, no tsunami warning issued

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TOKYO, March 28 (Xinhua) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 on Sunday struck off Japan’s Chiba Prefecture, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

The temblor occurred at around 9:27 a.m. local time, with its epicenter at a latitude of 33.7 degrees north and a longitude of 140.5 degrees east, and at depth of 50 km.

The quake logged 3 in some parts of Chiba Prefecture on the Japanese seismic intensity scale which peaks at 7.

So far no tsunami warning has been issued. Enditem

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