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article imageJapan rocked by powerful 6.9 magnitude earthquake

By Leo Reyes     Nov 30, 2010 in Environment
A powerful 6.9 magnitude earthquake rocked southern coast of Japan Tuesday according to Japan's meteorological agency. The US Geological Survey though says the quake had a magnitude of 6.6.
No casualties or injuries have been reported so far and no tsunami warning was raised.
Philstar.com reports:
The temblor hit at 12:25 p.m. local time (0325 GMT), with the epicenter near the Ogasawara Islands, about 500 miles (800 kilometers) south of the main Japanese island, the agency said. It struck at a depth of 300 miles (480 kilometers).
Japan is known to be an earthquake prone country. One of the major earthquakes with a 7.2 magnitude hit Japan in 1995 killing more than 6.400 people.
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