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Strong earthquake hits seas off Japan's eastern coast

A strong earthquake hits the Japan's easter coast, but there is no Tsunami danger.

world Updated: Mar 08, 2007 12:48 IST


A strong earthquake on Thursday with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 occurred in Pacific Ocean waters off Japan's eastern coast, but there was no tsunami danger, Japan's Meteorological Agency said.
The 0204 p.M. (1034 IST) earthquake was centered about 140 kilometers below the earth's surface, near the island of Tori-shima, the agency said.

Tori-shima is about 580 kilometers southeast of Tokyo.

First Published: Mar 08, 2007 11:50 IST

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