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Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits city in southwest Japan

PTI Miyazaki | Updated on May 10, 2019 Published on May 10, 2019

The US Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit near Miyazaki in southwestern Japan.

The agency says the earthquake struck at 8:48 a.m. local time on Friday and had an epicentre 39 kilometers (24 miles) southeast of Miyazaki, a city of about 400,000. The earthquake had a depth of 23 kilometers (14 miles.)

The Japan Times reports that Kyushu Electric Power Co. says no abnormalities were reported at the nearby Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture.

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Published on May 10, 2019
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