5.3-Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Japan’s Hokkaido

**Tokyo: ** An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 struck Japan’s northernmost Hokkaido prefecture at 11:45 p.m. local time, Japan Meteorological Agency said on Saturday.

The temblor occurred with the epicentre at a latitude of 42.8 degrees north and a longitude of 141.9 degrees east and at depth of 30 km, Xinhua news agency reported.

The quake logged lower five in some parts of Hokkaido prefecture on the Japanese seismic intensity scale which peaks at seven.

So far no major damage or injuries were reported and no tsunami warning has been issued.



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