February 25, 2015 / 7:24 AM / in 3 years

Earthquake measuring 6.2 magnitude strikes off southern Japan: USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An earthquake measuring 6.2 magnitude struck off southern Japan on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake, with its epicenter around 290 kms (175 miles) southeast of Hachijo-jima, Izu Islands, struck at a depth of 65 kms (38 miles).

Reporting by Michael Perry

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