Moderate quake jolts Japan's northeast Honshu

08:13, June 15, 2011      

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An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale on Tuesday rocked Japan's northeastern Honshu island, said the Japan Meteorological Agency.

The quake occurred at 10:07 p.m. local time (1307 GMT) at a depth of 10 km under the sea bed off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, said the agency.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to properties, and no tsunami warning was issued.

Source: Xinhua
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