6.0-magnitude earthquake hits off Japan's Honshu

08:20, March 14, 2011      

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An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted off the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 3:56 p.m. Sunday, according to the China Earthquake Network Center.

The epicenter, with a depth of 20 km, was monitored at 39.7 degrees north latitude and 143.2 degrees east longitude, the center said in a statement.

Source: Xinhua

 
 
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