Earthquake hits northwestern Japan, no tsunami warning issued

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Posted: Jun 29, 2011 7:48 PM
Earthquake hits northwestern Japan, no tsunami warning issued

TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 hit central Japan on Thursday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The epicenter of the earthquake was in Nagano prefecture, the agency said, adding that no tsunami warning had been issued.

(Reporting by Shinichi Saoshiro; Editing by Chris Gallagher)