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(Reuters) - A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit western Japan early on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported.
The USGS said the quake had its epicenter 24 miles northwest of Wakayama in western Honshu island, and occurred at a depth of 3.3 miles. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
The Great Hanshin earthquake, or Kobe earthquake, occurred on Tuesday, January 17, 1995, at 05:46 JST (January 16 at 20:46 UTC) in the southern part of Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. It measured 6.8 on the moment magnitude scale (USGS), and Mj7.3 (adjusted from 7.2) on JMA magnitude scale
The focus of the earthquake was located 16 km beneath its epicenter, on the northern end of Awaji Island
Approximately 6,434 people lost their lives (final estimate as of December 22, 2005); about 4,600 of them were from Kobe
Originally posted by wisintel
With all the craziness going around lately, my first thought was that North Korea just nuked Tokyo...