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Magnitude-6.5 quake hits north-eastern Japan

Other News Materials 23 July 2011 10:29
A magnitude-6.5 earthquake struck north-eastern Japan Saturday, the Meteorological Agency said.
Magnitude-6.5 quake hits north-eastern Japan

A magnitude-6.5 earthquake struck north-eastern Japan Saturday, the Meteorological Agency saidç dpa reported.

No immediate casualties or damage were reported and no tsunami warning was issued.

The quake occurred at 1:34 pm (0434 GMT) with its epicentre off Miyagi prefecture at a depth of 40 kilometres, the agency said.

The same region was struck by a magnitude-9.0 quake and tsunami on March 11, which triggered the ongoing nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. No immediate new damage was reported at the stricken plant.

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