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Strong earthquake hits northern Japan

A strong earthquake has shaken northern Japan, but there is no danger of a tsunami.

world Updated: Nov 24, 2011 16:48 IST

AP
Hindustantimes
         

A strong earthquake has shaken northern Japan, but there is no danger of a tsunami.

Japan's Meteorological Agency said the magnitude 6.1 quake struck early Thursday evening off the southern coast of the country's northern main island of Hokkaido. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake hit about 750 kilometers (465 miles) northeast of Tokyo.

The agency did not issue a tsunami warning.

The region lies on the "Ring of Fire" an arc of earthquake and volcanic zones that stretches around the Pacific Rim. About 90 percent of the world's quakes occur in the region.

First Published: Nov 24, 2011 16:47 IST