6.5-magnitude earthquake hits Japan, no tsunami warning
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The government has set up a disaster countermeasures office in a crisis management centre headed by the prime minister.
Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said residents should continue to watch out for earthquakes with a seismic intensity at an upper-6 or higher on the Japanese intensity scale which runs to 7.
No abnormalities were reported at the Shika nuclear power plant located in Ishikawa prefecture, as well as at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant in neighbouring prefecture of Niigata, Matsuno added.