Earthquake Strikes Off Japan

An earthquake, measuring magnitude 6.1, has struck off the coast of Japan’s Hokkaido island, to the west of the city of Asahikawa.

A magnitude 6.1 quake struck in the ocean 127 km (79 miles) west of the city of Asahikawa on the Japanese island of Hokkaido early on Tuesday morning, the US Geological Survey said.

The USGS put the depth of the quake at 236 km, and originally reported the magnitude at 6.3.

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