Japan: 5.8 Quake Hits Northeastern Region

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
April 18, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Japan 5.8 quake: A magnitude-5.8 quake hit northeastern Japan on Wednesday, but there was no tsunami warning issued.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said that the quake’s epicenter was off the coast of Miyagi prefecture, around 200 miles northeast of Tokyo, reported Reuters.

Buildings in Tokyo reportedly were shaken by the quake.

“There may be slight changes in the level of sea along Japan’s coast but there is no fear of damage resulting from this quake,” the agency said, according to the Global Post.

The Sendai fire department said that a 70-year-old woman fell and injured her hip during the quake, according to the Japan Times.

A man in his 80s and a woman in her 90s also sustained minor injuries.

A 6.3-magnitude quake hit southwestern Japan last week but no tsunami warnings were issued, and there were no reports of damage.

Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.