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An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale struck off Japan

Tokyo:19/5/20: An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale struck off Japan’s Fukushima prefecture Tuesday, the weather agency here said.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the temblor was centered offshore, with its epicenter at a latitude of 37.5 degrees north and a longitude of 141.5 degrees east, and at depth of 50 km, news agency reported. The weather agency has not issued a tsunami warning or advisory as a result of the offshore quake. There have been no immediate reports of major damage or injuries as a result of the quake. Japan’s nuclear watchdog has not, as yet, issued any warning about irregularities or abnormalities at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima, or the Onagawa nuclear power plant in the neighboring Miyagi prefecture.

 

 

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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