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Earthquake of 6.3 magnitude jolts Japan, no tsunami warning

Published: May 10, 2019 12:47:30 | Updated: May 11, 2019 12:00:29


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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 hit off the coast of southern Japan on Friday but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The quake struck at 8.48am local time (2348 GMT Thursday), with its epicenter off the coast of Miyazaki prefecture at a depth of 20 km (12 miles), Reuters reported citing the agency.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) put the magnitude of the quake at 6.4.

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