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(Update) Another Strong Quake Hits Japan's Ishikawa Pref.

(Update) Another Strong Quake Hits Japan's Ishikawa Pref.

   Tokyo, June 20 (Jiji Press)--A powerful earthquake occurred in the central Japan prefecture of Ishikawa on Monday morning.
   The temblor struck around 10:31 a.m. (1:31 a.m. GMT), measuring upper 5, the fourth-highest level on Japan's seismic intensity scale, in the Ishikawa city of Suzu in the Noto area, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.
   The area was hit by a quake measuring lower 6, third highest, only Sunday afternoon.
   The latest quake, with an estimated magnitude of 5, occurred at a depth of about 10 kilometers. It registered 4 in the Ishikawa town of Noto.
   According to East Japan Railway Co. <9020>, or JR East, the Tohoku, Joetsu and Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet train services are available as usual.

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