5.3 magnitude earthquake hits north Japan, no tsunami alert issued

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits north Japan.
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Source: Reuters, September 8, 2017 

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 hit northern Japan on Friday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The epicenter of the 10:26 p.m. (1326 GMT) earthquake was in Akita Prefecture.

“This earthquake poses no tsunami risk,” the agency said on its website.

There were no immediate reports of damage, said public broadcaster NHK.

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