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Strong earthquake strikes Honshu, Japan

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KUALA LUMPUR: A strong earthquake, of magnitude 6.1 on the Richter scale, occurred in the southeast of Honshu, Japan, at 12.39 pm today.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department said in a statement that the epicentre was 641km south of Hamamatsu at a depth of 444km.

The statement said the quake did not pose any threat of a tsunami to Malaysia.

— BERNAMA

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