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M5.4 quake rocks Wakayama in western Japan, no threat of tsunami

This image from the Japan Meteorological Agency website shows the seismic intensity of the quake that struck at 9:28 a.m. on Dec. 3, 2021.

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 rocked Japan's western prefecture of Wakayama near Osaka on Friday morning, but there was no threat of a tsunami, the weather agency said.

    The quake occurred at around 9:28 a.m., registering lower 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in the prefecture's northern region, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

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