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7.0-magnitude quake hits off Japan's Hokkaido

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-04-19 13:42

TOKYO - A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit off Japan's Hokkaido at around 12:06 local time Friday, said Japan's Meteorological Agency.

The epicenter was initially determined at 46.2 degree north latitude, 150.9 degree east longitude near Kuril Islands, with a depth of 10 km.

The quake was registered 4 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in north parts of Hokkaido.

No tsunami warnings were issued and no damage and injuries were reported as of now.

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