6.1-magnitude quake strikes off Japan's Mie prefecture: JMA-Xinhua

6.1-magnitude quake strikes off Japan's Mie prefecture: JMA

Source: Xinhua| 2022-11-14 16:49:30|Editor: huaxia

TOKYO, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 struck off the southeast coast of Mie prefecture, the weather agency said Monday.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the temblor, which occurred at 5:09 p.m. local time, was located at a latitude of 33.6 degrees north and longitude of 137.5 degrees east.

The quake occurred at a depth of 350 km, the JMA said.

The earthquake, felt as far north as Aomori prefecture and as far south as Shizuoka prefecture, logged 4 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale which peaks at 7, in Fukushima and Ibaraki prefectures, the JMA said.

It also logged 3 on the seismic scale in multiple regions, including Tokyo, Chiba, Saitama, Tochigi, Kanagawa, the weather agency said.