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M6.8 quake hits Japan's Nagano Prefecture

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-11-22 21:45

TOKYO -- A strong quake measured at 6.8 magnitude hit Japan's Nagano Prefecture at around 10:08 pm local time Saturday, without triggering tsunami alerts, according to Japan's NHK.

The epicenter was initially detected at 36.7 degree north latitude, 137.9 degree east longitude, with a depth of 10 km, said Japan's Meteorological Agency.

The quake was registered at lower 6 of Japan's seismic scale of 7 in parts of the prefecture, said the agency.

As of now, there are no reports on damage and injuries. NHK said the strong tremor lasted about 15 seconds.

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