Earthquake reported near Japanese mainland

February 1st, 2009 - 8:47 am ICT by IANS  

Washington, Feb 1 (DPA) An earthquake with magnitude of 6.0 struck about 170 km northeast of Tokyo, the US Geological Survey reported Saturday.The temblor was registered at 2151 GMT, or nearly 7 a.m. in Japan, the report said.

It was not known if there was any damage. The exact location of the quake was at a depth of 35 km, about 44 km south-southeast of Iwaki, on the mainland island of Honshu.

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