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Earthquake hits off Japanese coast; no tsunami warning issued

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 8:55 a.m. HST, Oct 4, 2010

TOKYO >> A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Monday in the Pacific Ocean off southern Japan, but there were no reports of damage or injury.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 10:28 p.m. in Tokyo (3:28 a.m. Hawaii time), 200 miles southwest of Naha on Okinawa island at a depth of 22 miles. The epicenter was around the Ryukyu Islands.

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued an alert for a mild tsunami for nearby islands, but lifted it 45 minutes later.

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