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In the area of the Izu archipelago in Japan, an earthquake of magnitude 5.8

An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 occurred in the Pacific ocean near Izu archipelago in Japan, said Main meteorological control of Japan.

Shortly before the earthquake, the emergency communication channels on cell phones were transmitted alarm in connection with the possibility of strong tremors over a wide area, including Tokyo, but noticeable hesitation followed.

The focus lies at a depth of 60 kilometers.

There is no tsunami threat. Information on destructions and victims.