Magnitude-5.7 quake hits southern Japan

A magnitude-5.7 quake struck off Okinawa in southern Japan on Monday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

The quake took place at a depth of 40 kilometres.

Just minutes before the Okinawa earthquake, the northern island of Hokkaido was rattled by a 5.5-magnitude quake at a depth of 220 kilometres in the Pacific Ocean.

Authorities there also did not raise an alarm over a possible tsunami.

There have been no reported casualties or damage in either quake-hit region.

Last update: Mon, 26/09/2016 - 09:03

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