6.5-magnitude quake hits off east coast of Honshu, Japan

09:20, April 14, 2011      

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An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter Scale hit off the east coast of Honshu of Japan at 3:57 a.m.. Beijing Time Thursday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

The epicenter was monitored at 39.5 degrees north latitude and 143.8 degrees east longitude with a depth of about 20 kilometers, the center said.

Source: Xinhua
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