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Strong quake jolts north-eastern Japan

Other News Materials 31 July 2011 00:29
A magnitude-6.4 earthquake jolted north-eastern Japan Sunday
Strong quake jolts north-eastern Japan

A magnitude-6.4 earthquake jolted north-eastern Japan Sunday, dpa reported according to the Meteorological Agency.

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

The quake occurred at 3:54 am with its epicentre off Fukushima prefecture at a depth of 40 kilometres, the agency said.

The same region was hit by a magnitude-9.0 quake and tsunami on March 11, which triggered the ongoing nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.

No immediate new damage was reported at the damaged plant.

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