08 Sep '11, 2pm

#prayforjapan 5.2 magnitude earthquake hits disaster area. No tsunami alert

TOKYO (AFP) - An earthquake rattled Japan's tsunami-ravaged north-east coast late on Thursday, US geologists said, but there were no immediate reports of further damage and no tsunami alert. The tremor struck under the Pacific Ocean, not far from the epicentre of the March 11 quake-tsunami disaster that killed more than 20,000 people and triggered the world's worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl 25 years ago. The latest earthquake had a magnitude of 5.2, the US Geological Survey said, at a depth of 29km (18 miles). It hit at 10.38pm (9.38pm Singapore time), 137km from Fukushima, site of the crippled nuclear plant that has been spewing radiation since March's catastrophe.

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