6.3 magnitude earthquake shakes Japan

A strong earthquake hit Japan on Monday.

According to US Geological Survey, the magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit the Izu-Ogasawara Islands, south of the capital Tokyo, at around 0449GMT.

Also read: 6.2 magnitude quake hits off Indonesia's Sumatra: USGS

The earthquake was estimated to be at the depth of 409.1 kilometers (254.2 miles).

The islands are located some 1,000 kilometers (621.3 miles) south of the capital.

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