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An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 struck Hokkaido early Thursday, measuring a lower 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale to 7, the Meteorological Agency said.

The quake occurred at around 1:09 a.m. about 7 km underground in the Soya region of Hokkaido, the agency said. The agency did not issue a tsunami warning.

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