• Kyodo, JIJI


An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 5.2 jolted Hokkaido on Friday morning, the biggest since a deadly quake rocked Japan’s northernmost main island about a month ago, the Meteorological Agency said.

The 8:58 a.m. quake, which occurred in a southern part of the island at a depth of around 30 kilometers, registered lower 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in the Iburi and Hidaka regions, the agency said.

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