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A moderate 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck Fukushima, Japan.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

Hours ago the Japan’s National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED) reported that a 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck the North Pacific Ocean, 94 km northeast of Iwaki, Fukushima, Japan at a depth of 54.3km.

As is usual, The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be changed later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their own reports.

Towns or cities that might have felt a weak shaking include Namie (pop. 21,900) located 63 km from the epicenter, Watari (pop. 36,300) located 90 km from the epicenter, Marumori (pop. 16,800) 90 km away, Kakuda (pop. 33,200) 93 km away, Iwaki (pop. 357,300) 94 km away, Iwanuma (pop. 42,400) 94 km away, Ishinomaki (pop. 117,200) 99 km away, and Ōkawara (pop. 23,300) 100 km away.

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