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

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08:33, March 01, 2012

TOKYO, March, 1 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted near the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 22:32: 33 GMT on Wednesday , the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 54.30 km, was initially determined to be at 36.4590 degrees north latitude and 140.4707 degrees east longitude.

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