Strong quake rocks Japan in Hokkaido, Aomori

Information is displayed on an expressway in Ebetsu, Hokkaido, following a strong earthquake on Thursday afternoon.
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The Yomiuri Shimbun

A magnitude-6.7 earthquake hit northern Japan at about 12:25 p.m. on Thursday, registering a lower 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in Hokkaido and Aomori Prefecture.

There was no tsunami as a result of the quake.

The epicenter was off Urakawa, southern Hokkaido.

A lower 5 was recorded in that town, and in Hakodate, Niikappu and Samani in the prefecture, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

A lower 5 was also recorded in Higashidori, Aomori Prefecture.