Moderate quake hits northern Japan's Hokkaido

11:48, March 07, 2010      

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5. 2 jolted Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido late Saturday, said the Japan Meteorological Agency, which issued no tsunami warning.

The epicenter of the quake, which occurred at 10:31 p.m. (1331 GMT) , was "very shallow" under the sea east of Hokkaido, said the agency.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to properties.

Source: Xinhua
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