Magnitude 5.8 quake hits off east coast of Japan: USGS

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 12, 2017 5:44 PM

(Reuters) - A magnitude 5.8 quake struck off the east coast of Japan on Monday, the U.S. Geological Service said.

The quake, originally measured at 6.1 magnitude, hit 218 miles (351 km) east of Sendai, Honshu, at a depth of 5.9 miles (9.5 km), the USGS said.

The Japanese Meteorological Agency said the quake's magnitude was 5.7 and it struck at a depth of about 10 kms. It also said the intensity of the quake was not strong enough to cause any damage on land.

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(Reporting by Peter Cooney and Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Mary Milliken)