Quake jolts part of Japan


TOKYO: A moderate earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 jolted northeastern Japan yesterday.  

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. 

The quake was centred about 40km underground off the coast of Ibaraki Prefecture (state), northeast of here, the Meteorological Agency said. 

The quake was felt most strongly around the city of Mito, about 100km northeast of the capital. – AP

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