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    Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake Strikes Off Japan’s Southern Coast

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    A strong earthquake hit off Japan's coast Tuesday, according to the country's meteorological service.

    TOKYO (Sputnik) — A magnitude 6.4 earthquake has occurred in the Pacific Ocean off Japan’s southern coast, the Japan Meteorological Agency said Tuesday.

    ​The agency reported that the epicenter of the quake, which measured 3 on Japan’s scale of 0 to 7, was 10 kilometers (some 6 miles) below the surface of the Pacific Ocean.

    Despite the fact that light earth tremors had been registered in the Japanese Okinawa prefecture, no information about either victims or destructions had been announced.


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