M5.8 quake rattles Hokkaido; no tsunami warning issued

TOKYO : An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 rattled Hokkaido early Sunday, the weather agency said.

No tsunami warning was issued after the 3:14 a.m. quake that registered 4 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in eastern Hokkaido including Kushiro and Nemuro, with a focus about 90 kilometers below the surface off the island, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

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The quake was also felt in other part of Hokkaido as well as northeastern Japan. There were no immediate reports of injuries or property damage from the quake.


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