Strong earthquake strikes Japan’s Kyushu, no tsunami warning issued

Strong earthquake strikes Japan’s Kyushu, no tsunami warning issued

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has shaken part of southwestern Japan but appeared to cause no damage.

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued no tsunami warning though it said there might be slight sea level changes.

The quake Friday morning struck just outside Miyazaki, a city of 400,000 people that’s the capital of Miyazaki prefecture.

Japan Meteorological Agency reported no damage.

Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 6.3

Date-Time • 9 May 2019 23:48:43 UTC

• 10 May 2019 08:48:43 near epicenter

Location 31.804N 131.803E

Depth 23 km

Distances • 38.6 km (24.0 mi) ESE of Miyazaki, Japan
• 46.4 km (28.8 mi) SE of Takanabe, Japan
• 47.1 km (29.2 mi) ENE of Nichinan, Japan
• 50.3 km (31.2 mi) SE of Tsuma, Japan
• 63.8 km (39.6 mi) ENE of Kushima, Japan


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Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 5.5 km; Vertical 3.3 km

Parameters Nph = 337; Dmin = 170.4 km; Rmss = 0.88 seconds; Gp = 20°

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