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Japan: 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits East


A 7.0 magnitude earthquake occurred on Sunday afternoon in the east of the Japanese main island of Honshu, shaking was felt in Tokyo, local media reported.

The earthquake occurred at 14:27 local time (05:27 GMT), about 486 kilometers (302 miles) south-southwest of Tokyo. It was about 370 km deep.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury and no tsunami alert was issued.

The natural disaster in northeast Japan in March left more than 25,000 people dead or missing. Thousands more were forced to evacuate their homes in the ensuing nuclear disaster.

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