Earthquake hits Kumamoto
A strong earthquake has hit the southwestern Japanese prefecture of Kumamoto.
The Meteorological Agency says the quake registered 5-plus on the Japanese scale of zero to 7. It struck at 11:33 PM in the Kumamoto region.
The focus of the magnitude 4.5 quake was about 10 kilometers deep.
The agency says there is no likelihood of tsunami.
A Kikuchi city official says a horizontal tremor lasted several seconds.
Thursday, October 06, 2011 02:09 +0900 (JST)