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Moderate quake hits Japan's Honshu island

An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale hit near the east coast of Honshu, the largest island of Japan, Monday, Xinhua reported.

world Updated: Dec 06, 2011 08:01 IST

An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale hit near the east coast of Honshu, the largest island of Japan, Monday, Xinhua reported.

According to the US Geological Survey, the quake hit at 0101 GMT.

The temblor's epicentre, with a depth of 10.30 km, was initially determined to be at 36.1688 degrees north latitude and 141.7585 degrees east longitude.