Strong Quake Hits Northeastern Japan

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Tokyo, Oct. 6 (Jiji Press)--A strong earthquake rocked northeastern Japan Wednesday, registering upper 5, the fourth-highest level on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7, in Hashikami, Aomori Prefecture, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

The quake, with an estimated magnitude of 6.0, occurred around 2:46 a.m. (5:46 p.m. Tuesday GMT).

The agency said the quake struck off the coast of Iwate Prefecture, which neighbors Aomori, at a depth of around 50 kilometers.

There is no risk of tsunami being caused by the quake, according to the agency.

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