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1st LD Writethru: 5.3-magnitude earthquake rocks Japan's Chiba prefecture

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.

TOKYO, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 rocked Japan's Chiba prefecture at 1:15 p.m. local time, Japan Meteorological Agency said Friday.
The temblor was centered in the northeastern part of the Chiba prefecture in eastern Japan, with the epicenter at a latitude of 35.7 degrees north and a longitude of 140.7 degrees east and at depth of 50 km.
The earthquake logged 4 in some areas of Chiba prefecture and 2 in Tokyo on the Japanese seismic intensity scale wh ...