Powerful quake hits north of Japan, east of Russia

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by The Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on April 18, 2013 at 8:56 PM

TOKYO -- The Japan Meteorological Agency says a 7.0-magnitude earthquake has struck off far northern Japan and far eastern Russia.
 
The tremor around midday Friday was in the Pacific Ocean at a relatively shallow depth of 6.2 miles.
 
The agency said sea changes were possible but no damage was expected.
 
The epicenter was 160 miles east-northeast of Kuril'sk, Russia, and 328 miles northeast of Nemuro, Japan.
 
The area is almost 930 miles northeast of Tokyo.
 

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