Magnitude 5.8 earthquake hits Fukushima

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude 5.8 struck Fukushima Prefecture early Friday morning but no tsunami warning has been issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, the Kyodo news service reported.

The focus of the quake is around 20 kilometers underground in the prefecture, which hosts Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station crippled by the major quake and tsunami in March 2011, Kyodo reported.

The agency said a lower intensity 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 was logged in Iwaki city in the prefecture.