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A powerful undersea earthquake south of Japan has shaken buildings in Tokyo.

The US Geological Survey said the 7.8-magnitude earthquake was centred 874km (543 miles) from the Japanese capital, at a depth of almost 700m.
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A magnitude 7.8 earthquake has struck the Bonin Islands 194 kilometres off Japan's coast
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A major magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurred at 17:10:16 (UTC) on Friday, October 25, 2013, off the east coast of Honshu, 325km ESE of Ishinomaki, at a depth of 10.0 km.

Location 37.194N 144.663E



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A strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake occurred at 00:18:24 (UTC) on Wednesday, September 04, 2013, in the Izu Islands region, 354km SSW of Hachijo-jima, at a depth of 407.0 km.

Location 30.007N 138.789E



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A strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred at 05:47:59 (UTC) on Saturday, May 18, 2013, off the east coast of Honshu, 52km NE of Namie, at a depth of 34.3 km.

Location 37.745N 141.494E



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A strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred at 03:22:16 (UTC) on Sunday, April 21, 2013, in the Izu Islands region, 360 km SSW of Hachijo-jima, at a depth of 424.1 km.

Location 29.915N, 138.926E



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A strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred at 20:33:16 (UTC) on Friday, April 12, 2013, off the east coast of Honshu, 9 km NW of Sumoto, at a depth of 5.3 km.

Location 34.413N, 134.827E



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A strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake occurred at 14:17:34 (UTC) on Saturday, February 02, 2013, in the Hokkaido region, 15 km SW of Obihiro, Japan, at a depth of 103.1 km.

Location 42.812N, 143.078E



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A strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake occurred at 08:31:14 (UTC) on Friday, December 07, 2012, off the east coast of Honshu, 218 km SE of Ofunato, at a depth of 29.2 km.

Location 37.939N, 143.763E



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A major magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurred at 08:18:24 (UTC) on Friday, December 07, 2012, off the east coast of Honshu, 245 km SE of Kamaishi, at a depth of 36.1 km.

Location 37.889N, 144.090E

Tsunami Wave Hits City

A one-metre high tsunami wave has struck the city of Ishinomaki in northeastern Japan after a strong earthquake off the coast.
Buildings shook as far away as Tokyo following the tremor which took place in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 23 miles, with the epicentre 285 miles from the capital.

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