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Moderate earthquake hits northern Japan

No casualties, damage reported

MOSCOW, February 19. /TASS/. A magnitude 5.0 earthquake hit norther Japan on Sunday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

According to RMSC, the epicenter of the quake was located at a depth of 112 kilometers some nine kilometers from the city of Obihiro with a population of 173,000.

No casualties or damage were reported. No tsunami warning was issued.