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Strong Quake Hits Eastern Japan

Strong Quake Hits Eastern Japan

   Tokyo, Nov. 22 (Jiji Press)--A strong earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 5.8 hit eastern Japan on Sunday evening.
   The quake, which occurred off the Pacific coast of Ibaraki Prefecture around 7:06 p.m. (10:06 a.m. GMT), measured lower 5 in the village of Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
   According to the Nuclear Regulation Authority's Secretariat, there has been no report of any problem with nuclear facilities in the prefecture, including Japan Atomic Power Co.'s suspended Tokai No. 2 nuclear power plant and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency's Tokai reprocessing plant, both located in the village.
   East Japan Railway Co. <9020>, or JR East, suspended its Tohoku Shinkansen bullet train service between Omiya Station in Saitama Prefecture and Koriyama Station in Fukushima Prefecture.

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