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Earthquake Jolts Japan

April 13, 2013
Earthquake Jolts Japan

An earthquake measuring 6 on Japan's seismic intensity scale struck western Japan early Saturday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

Kyodo News reported the quake jolted Hyogo Prefecture and surrounding areas and originated about 10 kilometers (about 6 miles) underground.

The quake occurred at 5:33 a.m., local time.

The U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colo., measured the quake at 5.3 on the open-ended Richter scale.

Source: Copyright UPI 2013

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