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Strong quake hits near southern Japan; no reports of damage

AP  |  Tokyo 

A strong has hit near southern Japan, shaking buildings, but there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage. No is expected.

The US Geological Survey said the quake struck Tuesday evening and had a preliminary magnitude of 6.3. It said it was centred 16 kilometers (10 miles) off the city of on the island of in prefecture at a depth of 35 kilometers (22 miles).

Japan's meteorological agency said the quake caused moderately strong shaking in nearby areas.

is one of the most earthquake-prone and tsunami-prone areas in the world.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 19:35 IST