Magnitude-7 earthquake strikes southwest of Japan

TOKYO (AP) — USGS: Magnitude-7 earthquake strikes southwest of Japan.

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The USGS says the quake struck at 5:51 a.m. local time (2051 GMT) about 159 kilometers (99 miles) southwest of Makurazaki, Japan.

PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS

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* MAGNITUDE      7.0

* ORIGIN TIME    1152 AKST NOV 13 2015

1252  PST NOV 13 2015

2052  UTC NOV 13 2015

* COORDINATES    30.9 NORTH 128.7 EAST

* DEPTH          6 MILES

* LOCATION       NORTHWEST OF RYUKYU ISLANDS

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