Strong Earthquake Strikes Japan's Hokkaido


Tokyo, Feb. 25 (Jiji Press)--A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Hokkaido, northern Japan, Saturday night, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The quake measured lower 5, the fifth-highest level on Japan's seismic intensity scale, in the town of Shibetsu and the city of Nemuro in eastern Hokkaido.

The agency said that the quake occurred at a depth of 63 kilometers at around 10:27 p.m. local time (1:27 p.m. GMT).

No tsunami is expected after the quake, the agency said.


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