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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred in the Pacific Ocean near Japan's Izu islands, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said on Tuesday.

    The quake occurred at 17:05 GMT, with an epicenter 580 kilometres (360 miles) south of Tokyo at a 19-kilometre (12-mile) depth, according to the EMSC website.

    No casualties and damage have been reported.

    In July, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit near the south coast of the Japanese island of Honshu, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.

    Earlier in the month, a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit off the Naze area of Japan's Kagoshima Prefecture, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

    Japan is located in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire and regularly suffers from powerful earthquakes. In 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and the following tsunami killed over 15,000 people and caused the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster.

    Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), Pacific Ocean, Japan
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