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6.2-magnitude quake hits northeast Japan

Posted by on March 31, 2011 2 Comments

A 6.2 Magnitude earthquake hit today in an area of north-eastern Japan jolted by a massive quake and tsunami disaster earlier this month, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The quake struck at 6.15pm (AEDT) about 417 kilometres north-east of Tokyo, at a depth of 39.6 kilometres, the USGS said.

The epicentre was off the coast of Miyagi prefecture, where a huge tsunami swept away houses and thousands of people on March 11.

No tsunami warning was issued following the quake, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. Agencies

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