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6.1-magnitude earthquake hits sea off Japan's Honshu

(Xinhua)

09:02, August 23, 2011

BEIJING, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted the sea off the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 7:23 p.m. Beijing Time on Monday, said the China Earthquake Networks Center.

The epicenter, with a depth of 30 km, was initially determined to be at 36.2 degrees north latitude and 141.9 degrees east longitude.

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