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Monday
Feb252013

Japan Rattled by 6.2 Magnitude Quake, No Tsunami Warning Issued

Zoonar/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook Japan on Monday, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

The quake hit at 4:23 p.m. local time in northern Tochigi Prefecture and was 10 kilometers deep. It registered 5 on the Japanese intensity scale of 0 to 7. The strongest shaking was felt in the historic city of Nikko, about 100 miles north of Tokyo.

No immediate damages were reported at any of Japan's nuclear plants.

The agency said the earthquake posed no tsunami risk.

A number of aftershocks shook the region following the quake.

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