Strong earthquake strikes Japan’s Kyushu, no tsunami warning issued

Strong earthquake strikes Japan’s Kyushu, no tsunami warning issued

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has shaken part of southwestern Japan but appeared to cause no damage.

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The Japan Meteorological Agency issued no tsunami warning though it said there might be slight sea level changes.

The quake Friday morning struck just outside Miyazaki, a city of 400,000 people that’s the capital of Miyazaki prefecture.

Japan Meteorological Agency reported no damage.

Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 6.3

Date-Time • 9 May 2019 23:48:43 UTC

• 10 May 2019 08:48:43 near epicenter

Location 31.804N 131.803E

Depth 23 km

Distances • 38.6 km (24.0 mi) ESE of Miyazaki, Japan
• 46.4 km (28.8 mi) SE of Takanabe, Japan
• 47.1 km (29.2 mi) ENE of Nichinan, Japan
• 50.3 km (31.2 mi) SE of Tsuma, Japan
• 63.8 km (39.6 mi) ENE of Kushima, Japan

Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 5.5 km; Vertical 3.3 km

Parameters Nph = 337; Dmin = 170.4 km; Rmss = 0.88 seconds; Gp = 20°

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