Strong quake hits Kagoshima prefecture

Japan’s Meteorological Agency says a quake with an estimated magnitude of 5.3 occurred just before noon on Tuesday. It says there is no risk of a tsunami.

Officials say the quake was focused in Kagoshima Bay, 10 kilometers below the seabed.

Tremors with an intensity level of 5-plus on the Japanese scale of 0 to 7 were recorded in the Satsuma region of Kagoshima prefecture. An intensity level of 4 was observed in the Osumi region.

A strong earthquake has struck Kagoshima prefecture in southwestern Japan.

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