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6.0-magnitude quake hits sea off east coast of Japan

2011-05-24 05:17:50 GMT2011-05-24 13:17:50(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BEIJING, May 24 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter Scale hit the sea off the east coast of Honshu in Japan at 11:40 a.m. Beijing Time Tuesday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

The epicenter was monitored at 39.8 degrees north latitude and 143.2 degrees east longitude with a depth of 30 km, the center said.

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