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11 hurt after M5.0 quake in central Japan

Baku, September 4, AZERTAC

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 shook central Japan on Friday but no tsunami warning was issued, Japan's weather agency said, leaving at least 11 people hurt, according to Kyodo News.

The quake struck around 9:10 a.m. in Fukui Prefecture and originated at a depth of about 10 kilometers, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The quake registered lower 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in the city of Sakai, Fukui Prefecture.

A total of 11 people were injured, according to the Fukui prefectural government. Among the victims, a 1-year-old girl was slightly hurt in the jaw after falling off her bed in the city of Fukui, while a woman in her 80s from Sakai sustained a slight foot injury after falling at her home, firefighters said.

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