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Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes off Japan's southern Kyushu island

Published on Mar 14, 2014 1:41 AM
 
A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan’s southern Kyushu island on Friday, the US Geological Survey (USGS)  reported, but no tsunami warning was issued. -- SCREENGRAB: USGS.GOV

TOKYO (AFP) - A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan’s southern Kyushu island on Friday, the US Geological Survey (USGS)  reported, but no tsunami warning was issued.

The epicentre of the quake – which struck at 2:06 am (1706 GMT Thursday) – was located 13 kilometres (eight miles) north of the city of Kunisaki-shi, USGS said.

The quake hit at a depth of 82 kilometres.

There was no tsunami alert issued, Japan’s Meteorological Agency said as cited by Kyodo News, nor any immediate news of fatalities or damage.

 
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