Kumamoto earthquake 03 January 2019
On January 3rd 2019 at approximately 6:10 pm JST, a strong earthquake (Magnitude 5.1) occurred in Kumamoto Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, southwestern Japan. According to Japan Meteorological Agency, this earthquake poses no tsunami risk.
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JNTO global site: Earthquake in Kumamoto Prefecture (regular updates as needed)
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