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5.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan’s Hokkaido

A shallow 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido early on Monday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported. The moderate quake hit at a depth of eight kilometers around 100 kilometers northeast of Shibetsu. The USGS said there was a low likelihood of casualties and damage. The quake comes after a powerful 6.6-magnitude […]

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