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Powerful quake jolts Japan coast

Tokyo, January 1, 2012

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake, at a depth of nearly 217 miles, was recorded off Japan's southeastern Isu islands on Sunday at 0527 GMT, the US Geological Survey reported.

The Hawaii-based US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued a tsunami warning following the earthquake located south-southwest of Hachijo-jima in the Izu islands.-Reuters




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