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A 5.4-magnitude earthquake strikes Honshu- miyagi-ken, Japan.

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Minutes ago, a 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck the North Pacific Ocean, 89 km southeast of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan at a depth of 53.9km.

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

Towns or cities that felt the earthquake include Namie, Ishinomaki, Watari, Iwanuma, Kakuda and Yamoto. The area which is close to Fukushima has been frequented by several earthquakes since yesterday after a strong 7.4-magnitude struck East of Japan killing at least four people and wounding hundreds. The area is the site of one of the worst nuclear disaster, when a 9.0-magnitude earthquake in 2011 resulted in a nuclear meltdown.

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