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6.1-magnitude earthquake hits Japan

Tokyo: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 struck off the southeast coast of Mie Prefecture, the weather agency here said on Monday.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the temblor’s epicenter was located at a latitude of 33.6 degrees north and longitude of 137.5 degrees east and occurred at a depth of 350 km, as reported by news agency Xinhua.

The tremors were felt in Tokyo and other cities but no tsunami warning was issued.

On Sunday, a 5.0-magnitude earthquake jolted waters off Taitung County, Taiwan, at 9:47 am, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

The epicenter was monitored at 22.44 degrees north latitude and 121.10 degrees east longitude. The earthquake struck at a depth of 10 km, the center had said.

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