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M5.0 quake hits southwestern Japan, no tsunami warning issued

3 January 2019 15:43

TOKYO. KAZINFORM An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 struck Japan's southwestern prefecture of Kumamoto on Thursday, the weather agency said. No tsunami warning was issued, Kyodo reports.

The quake, which measured lower 6 on Japan's seismic intensity scale of 7, hit the region about 6:10 p.m., the agency said.

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