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TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 hit southern Japan late on Tuesday but was not likely to cause a tsunami, Japan Meteorological Agency said.
The 11:31 p.m. (10.31 a.m. ET) quake was centered in the Bungo strait connecting the southern main islands of Kyushu and Shikoku, around 40 km deep, the agency said. It did not post a tsunami warnings.
There were no immediate reports of damage.
Writing by William Mallard; Editing by Alison Williams