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6.2 earthquake hits northeastern Japan

Staff Writer |
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude 6.2 struck eastern and northeastern Japan on Wednesday.

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No tsunami warning was issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The 7:51 p.m. temblor occurred off the eastern coast of Aomori Prefecture at a depth of around 30 kilometers, the agency said.

The quake registered 4 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in parts of Hokkaido, Aomori and Iwate prefectures.

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