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6.0 quake hits off northern Japan

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TOKYO - A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off northern Japan on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, but Japanese authorities did not issue a tsunami warning and there were no immediate reports of damage. 

File photo taken on July 11, 2008 shows the main shopping street in Towada, Aomori Prefecture

The quake struck at 12:43 pm (0343 GMT) in the Pacific Ocean off Japan's northern Aomori prefecture at a depth of 37 kilometres (23 miles), the US agency said.

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