5.5-magnitude quake strikes off Japan's Iwate Prefecture
The temblor occurred at around 11:25 p.m. local time, with the epicenter, with a depth of 20 km, being at 40.0 degrees north latitude and 142.1 degrees east longitude.
The quake logged five upper in some parts of Iwate prefecture on the Japanese seismic intensity scale which peaks at seven.
So far no tsunami warning has been issued.
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