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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Strong earthquake rocks west coast of Japan

There was a 6.2 magnitude earthquake near the west coast of Honshu, Japan on Friday afternoon.

The earthquake struck at 2:42 pm local time and was at a depth of 8.7 kilometres.

It was centred 49.5 kilometres northeast of Anamizu, Japan.

Local media reported that some buildings had collapsed as a result of the earthquake. There are also reports that people were injured.

Japan's Meteorological Agency reported that long-period ground motion was observed in the area.


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