M5 quake strikes off Fukushima

TOKYO —

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5 struck off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture on Saturday afternoon. There was no tsunami alert and no injuries were reported.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the quake struck at 4:19 p.m. Its epicenter was at a depth of 50 kilometers off the Fukushima coast. The quake measured 4 near the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, but operator Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) said there was no danger at the plant.

The quake was also felt in Miyagi, Tochigi and Ibaraki prefectures, where it registered a 3, the meteorological agency said on its website.

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