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6.3 magnitude earthquake hits Central Japan, no tsunami alert
05/05/2023 12:38 PM | Click to read full article
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Japan's central Ishikawa region but no tsunami warning was issued. The quake hit at 2:42 pm (0542 GMT) at a depth of 10 km, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. Shinkansen bullet trains were suspended between Nagano and Kanazawa, a popular tourist site, according to Japan Railway. The quake registered an upper six on the Japanese Shindo scale of up to seven in Suzu city, Ishikawa, meaning it could cause major landslides.