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Strong Quake Hits Eastern Japan

Strong Quake Hits Eastern Japan

   Tokyo, June 25 (Jiji Press)--A strong earthquake hit eastern Japan on Thursday morning.
   The temblor, which struck around 4:47 a.m. (7:47 p.m. Wednesday GMT), measured lower 5, the fifth-highest level on the Japanese seismic intensity scale, in the city of Asahi in the northeastern part of Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
   The focus of the quake, which had an estimated magnitude of 6.2, was believed to be at a depth of about 30 kilometers off the coast of the prefecture, according to the agency.
   The quake is unlikely to cause tsunami, the agency said.

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