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6.0-magnitude quake hits off east coast of Honshu, Japan: USGS

2011-04-21 03:33:42 GMT2011-04-21 11:33:42(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

TOKYO, April 21 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted off the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 10:54 local time (0154 GMT) on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 3.70 km, was initially determined to be at 40.3188 degrees north latitude and 143.6760 degrees east longitude, about 187 km east of Hachinohe, Honshu and 619 km northeast of Tokyo.

There were no tsunami reported and no immediate report of damage to property.

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