01 September, 2006

Southern Japan Shaken by Quake

A moderate earthquake of preliminary magnitude 5.7 shook southern Japan on Friday morning, but there was no danger of a tsunami, the Meteorological Agency said. The quake, centered near Amami Oshima island about 20 kilometers (12 1/2 miles) under the ocean floor, shook nearby small islands. Amami is roughly 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) southwest of Tokyo, the agency said in a statement.

There was no danger of tsunami from the 7:58 a.m. (2258 GMT) quake, the agency said.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage

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