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A 5.7-magnitude earthquake strikes Yamaguchi, Japan.

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An hour ago Japan’s National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED) reported that a 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck the Inland Sea, 46 km south of Tokuyama, Shūnan Shi, Yamaguchi, Japan at a depth of 77.9km.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quakes might revised later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their report.

Towns or cities that might have felt a weak shaking include Kitsuki (pop. 23,400) located 33 km from the epicenter, Hikari (pop. 45,900) 36 km away, Kudamatsu (pop. 52,800) 40 km away, Yanai (pop. 32,200) 44 km away, Tokuyama (pop. 101,100) 46 km away, Tsurusaki (pop. 77,000) 46 km away, Beppu (pop. 125,100) 52 km away, and Hōfu (pop. 116,900) 53 km away. Very weak shaking might have been felt in Fukuoka (pop. 1,392,300) located 133 km from the epicenter.

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