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A 7.0 magnitude earthquake occurred on Sunday afternoon in the east of the Japanese main island of Honshu, shaking was felt in Tokyo, local media reported.

The earthquake occurred at 14:27 local time (05:27 GMT), about 486 kilometres (302 miles) south-southwest of Tokyo, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said. It was about 370km deep, according to JMA.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury and no tsunami alert was issued. (RIA Novosti)

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  • jana Sunday, 01 January 2012 08:42 AM

    Happy New Year 2012......

    Kenny_G Sunday, 01 January 2012 10:30 AM

    Are you insane or just stupid?

    xlntgson Sunday, 01 January 2012 02:58 PM

    This is a common occurrence in Japan, they know to face it and everyday life is also so adjusted in anticipation of any eventuality, new year has nothing nor boxing day has any significance!

    freehit Sunday, 01 January 2012 04:23 PM

    That, and merciless too.


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