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5.2-magnitude quake jolts Japan

Tokyo: An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted Japan’s Kagoshima prefecture on Tuesday, the weather agency here said, although no tsunami warning has been issued.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the temblor occurred at 11.56 a.m. (local time), at a latitude of 31.4 degrees north and a longitude of 130.6 degrees east, reports Xinhua news agency.

The quake occurred at a depth of 10 km, the agency said.

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The JMA has not issued a tsunami alert as a result of the quake and no abnormalities was observed at the Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima, its operator said.

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