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6.3 earthquake rattles Japan

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 has rattled northern Japan.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said there was no danger of a tsunami after the quake and no damage was immediately reported.

The quake occurred off the coast of the northern main island of Hokkaido at a depth of 6.2 miles.

Japan is one of the world's most earthquake-prone countries. In 1995, a magnitude-7.2 quake in the western port city of Kobe killed 6,400 people.


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