Magnitude 5.8 earthquake hits Japan’s Fukushima

By Thomson Reuters Mar 14, 2024 | 10:31 AM

TOKYO (Reuters) – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 hit eastern Japan early on Friday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The epicentre of the earthquake was off the coast of Fukushima prefecture, where strong tremors were recorded, the agency said, adding that a tsunami warning had not been issued.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

(Reporting by Kantaro Komiya; editing by Mark Heinrich)