5.0-magnitude quake strikes Japan's Kumamoto Prefecture: JMA

Source: Xinhua| 2019-01-03 17:31:54|Editor: Liangyu
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TOKYO, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 struck Japan's Kumamoto Prefecture, in the central part of Japan's southwestern Kyushu island, on Thursday, the weather agency here said.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the temblor, which occurred at 6:10 p.m. local time, was centered inland, with its epicenter at a latitude of 33.0 degrees north and a longitude of 130.6 degrees east, and at depth of 10 km.

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