5.6 magnitude earthquake hits Central Japan

A strong earthquake today shook residents in a mountainous region of central Japan, injuring at least two people and knocking roof tiles off homes.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck about 7 AM local time at a shallow depth of 7 kilometers in Nagano prefecture.

The epicenter was about 190 kilometers west of Tokyo.

The Fire and Disaster Management Agency reported multiple incidents of fallen roof tiles and broken glass. There was no danger of tsunami from the inland earthquake.

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