6.7 quake hits northern Japan

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Baku, January 14, AZERTAC

A strong 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck southeast of Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, the country’s meteorological agency said, according to Russia Today.

The quake was centered 51 kilometers southeast of the city of Shizunai at a depth of 51 kilometers, according to US Geological Survey (USGS).

While saying there was no threat of a destructive tsunami, Japan’s authorities have asked people to move away from the coastline. National broadcaster NHK said some “changes in sea level” were possible.

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