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26/09/2003 Earthquake hits Hokkaidō

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Earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan

The 2003 Hokkaidō earthquake, scientifically named the 2003 Tokachi-Oki earthquake occurred off the coast of Hokkaidō, Japan in September of that year. At a focal depth of 27 km, this great undersea earthquake measured 8.3 on the moment magnitude scale, making it the most powerful earthquake of 2003.