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M7.3 quake hits off northeast Japan, jolts Tokyo area, no tsunami warning issued

This image from the Japan Meteorological Agency website shows the seismic intensity of the quake that struck at 11:08 p.m. on Feb.13, 2021.
A shelf is seen tilted and plates shattered in an apartment in the city of Fukushima, at 11:23 p.m. on Feb. 13, 2021, after a magnitude-7.1 earthquake hit northeast Japan. (Mainichi/Ryusuke Takahashi)

TOKYO -- An estimated magnitude-7.3 earthquake hit off northeast Japan at around 11:08 p.m. on Feb. 13, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

    The temblor registered an upper 6 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures. The quake was focused off Fukushima Prefecture at a depth of about 60 kilometers.

    There was no risk of a tsunami from the quake, the agency said.

    The Japanese government announced that an earthquake task force was set up at the prime minister's office crisis management center at 11:09 p.m.


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