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6.2-magnitude quake hits E. Japan

(Xinhua)

16:38, September 15, 2011

TOKYO, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hits Japan's Ibaraki-ken Oki at 17:00 JST on Thursday, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10 km, was initially determined to be at 36.3 degrees north latitude and 141.6 degrees east longitude.

Tremor was felt in Tokyo. But no damage so far has been reported.

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