6.1-magnitude quake strikes Japan, no tsunami warning issued

(190128) — TOKYO, Jan. 28, 2019 (Xinhua) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a policy speech in Tokyo, Japan, Jan. 28, 2019. Shinzo Abe on Monday made a number of pledges including to create a viable social welfare system, deal with the impending impact of a planned tax hike and resolve a territorial dispute with Russia, and apologized for faulty surveys conducted by the labor ministry that hammered public trust.
Abe’s policy speech came on the first day of the new Diet session and set the tone and course for the prime minister as he starts to gear up to pitch to the electorate ahead of this summer’s upper house elections. (Xinhua/Du Xiaoyi)

Tokyo, April 20 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck off Japan’s Miyagi prefecture on Monday, but there was no tsunami warning.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the temblor occurred at 5.39 a.m., with its epicentre at 38.9 degrees north latitude and 142.1 degrees east longitude, and at a depth of 50 km, reports Xinhua news agency.

There were no immediate reports of any damages or injuries.

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