5.9 magnitude earthquake jolts Japan

  • An earthquake of 5.9 magnitude struck off Japan's island Hokkaido on Monday. As per reports, the earthquake was a moderate one which hit at a depth of eight kilometers, 107 kilometers northeast of Shibetsu. No casualty has been reported so far. Japan, which is located at the junction of four tectonic plates experiences a number of violent quakes every year.

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