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Southern Japan hit by 5.0 magnitude quake, no tsunami
June 20, 2017 / 3:00 PM / in 6 months

Southern Japan hit by 5.0 magnitude quake, no tsunami

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

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