Strong quake jolts Kagoshima Pref. island chain in southwest Japan

Baku, December 9, AZERTAC

A strong quake jolted an island chain in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, on Thursday but no tsunami warning was issued and there have been no reports of injuries or serious damage, according to Kyodo News.

The magnitude-6.0 quake, which hit at around 11:05 a.m., measured upper 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 on Akuseki Island, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The focus was at a depth of 20 kilometers, with the epicenter in waters near the Tokara island chain.

Kyushu Railway Co. said its Kyushu Shinkansen bullet train services were briefly halted due to a power outage after the earthquake but resumed about 15 minutes later.

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