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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 struck Ishikawa Prefecture, on the Sea of Japan coast, on Sunday but there was no fear of a tsunami, the weather agency said.

The quake occurred at 3:08 p.m. at a depth of around 10 kilometers, registering a lower 6 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale to 7 in the city of Suzu, at the tip of the Noto Peninsula, the Meteorological Agency said.

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