6.3 quake rattles northern Japan; no tsunami risk


The Japan Meteorological Agency said there was no danger of a tsunami after the quake Friday. No damage was immediately reported.

The quake occurred off the coast of the northern main island of Hokkaido at a depth of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) at 11:23 a.m. Friday (0223 GMT).

Japan is one of the world's most earthquake-prone countries. In 1995, a magnitude-7.2 quake in the western port city of Kobe killed 6,400 people.

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