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    Magnitude 5.2 Quake Strikes Off Japan’s Southeastern Coast

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    A 5.2-magnitude earthquake occurred on Saturday in Kagoshima Prefecture (Japan), the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A 5.2-magnitude earthquake occurred on Saturday about 58 miles off the Japanese city of Makurazaki in Kagoshima Prefecture, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

    The quake’s seismic focus was located at a depth of about 27.2 miles, according to USGS.

    There were no immediate reports on casualties or damage. No tsunami warnings have been issued.

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