A magnitude 5 earthquake, which measured a strong 5 on the shindo (intensity) scale, was detected at a depth of 50 kilometers in southern Ibaraki Prefecture on Wednesday at 5:40 p.m.

No tsunami warning was issued and no deaths or injuries were immediately reported.

No abnormalities were reported at the Tokai No. 2 nuclear power plant in Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture, NHK reported, citing operator Japan Atomic Power Co.

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