Miyagi Prefecture, Japan Hit by New Earthquake

A powerful earthquake rattled northeastern Japan early Monday morning.
The quake, which occurred at around 7:24 a.m. (10:24 p.m. Sunday GMT), had a seismic intensity of lower 5 on the Japanese scale of 7 in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, the Meteorological Agency said.

The agency issued a tsunami warning about three minutes later for the prefecture’s coastal area and removed it at 9:05 a.m.

The quake measured an estimated magnitude of 6.5 on the Richter scale, the agency said.

According to Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501>, it has received no reports of troubles at the No. 1 and No. 2 nuclear power stations in Fukushima Prefecture related to the latest quake.

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