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Strong Quake Jolts Northeastern Japan, Logs Lower 5 Intensity

Strong Quake Jolts Northeastern Japan, Logs Lower 5 Intensity

   Tokyo, April 2 (Jiji Press)--A strong earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 6.1 rocked parts of northeastern Japan at around 4:24 a.m. Tuesday.
   The quake registered up to lower 5, the fifth-highest level on Japan's seismic intensity scale, in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture, and Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.
   The earthquake occurred at a depth of about 80 kilometers on the northern coast of Iwate, the agency said.
   No tsunami is expected to follow the quake.
   Following the quake, the government set up an information office at the crisis management center of the prime minister's office.

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