November 14, 2015 / 7:54 PM / 2 years ago

Magnitude 5.7 quake strikes off Japan's Kyushu: USGS

(Reuters) - A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck off Japan’s southern island of Kyushu, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Saturday.

The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 5.9, struck at 4:20 a.m. on Sunday (2.20 p.m. ET on Saturday) 94 miles (151 km) west of Kagoshima. It was shallow, at a depth of only 16.2 miles (26 km) below the seabed.

Reporting by Sandra Maler in Wsahington; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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