Magnitude 6.6 quake hits northern Japan

Sapporo, Japan: A magnitude 6.6 earthquake has hit northern Japan near a major city, according to the US Geological Survey. The agency says the earthquake struck the island of Hokkaido about 3am on Thursday and had a depth of 33.4 kilometres. The quake's epicentre was about 27.3 kilometres east of the city of Tomakomai, which has a population of about 175,000, […]

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