A magnitude 5.0 earthquake hit Ishikawa Prefecture on Wednesday morning, the latest in a series of quakes to shake the central Japan area following a powerful temblor last week, according to the country's weather agency.

No tsunami warning has been issued following the earthquake that occurred at 7:14 a.m., the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The quake registered 4 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in Suzu on the tip of Ishikawa Prefecture's Noto Peninsula.

The agency defines 4 as a jolt that could "startle" most people and could lead hanging objects such as lights to swing significantly, and dishes in cupboards to rattle.

The latest quake's focus was at a depth of about 10 kilometers off the coast of the peninsula.

The area was hit by a M6.5 quake on Friday afternoon, leaving one dead and over 30 people injured in Ishikawa and nearby Toyama prefectures. In Ishikawa Prefecture, several buildings collapsed, and hundreds were partially damaged.

A house is collapsed over a vehicle in Suzu in Ishikawa Prefecture on May 5, 2023, after a powerful earthquake rocked the central Japan prefecture and its vicinity. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


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