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5.9M earthquake strikes Japan

Posted: 5:21 AM, Dec 28, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-28 13:54:27Z
5.9M earthquake strikes Japan

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit northeast of Daigo, Japan on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey

The earthquake struck at 7:38 a.m. Eastern time, according to the USGS and had a depth of 10 kilometers. 

Daigo has a population of about 18,000 people. The earthquake hit about 18 kilometers north-northeast of the town.  A second earthquake registering a magnitude of 4.7 hit nearby Kitaibaraki. 

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.