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Strong quake jolts Wakayama, Tokushima in western Japan

This map from the Japan Meteorological Agency shows areas hit by a strong quake on Nov. 2, 2018.

TOKYO -- A strong earthquake measuring 4 on the 7-point Japanese seismic intensity scale hit the western Japan prefectures of Wakayama and Tokushima at around 4:54 p.m. on Nov. 2, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

There was no danger of a tsunami from the earthquake, the agency said. No immediate reports of damage were received.

The quake, which registered an estimated magnitude of 5.4, was focused about 50 kilometers under the Kii Channel surrounded by the prefectures of Wakayama, Tokushima and Hyogo, according to the agency.

Shaking measuring 3 on the Japanese scale was observed in the southern parts of the western Japan prefectures of Kyoto and Osaka, as well as in Nara Prefecture and the northern part of Tokushima.

(The Mainichi)

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