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5.2-magnitude quake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan -- USGS

(Xinhua)

08:54, February 15, 2012

HONGKONG, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted near the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 22:34:39 GMT on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 18.60 km, was initially determined to be at 36.1229 degrees north latitude and 141.6475 degrees east longitude.

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