Magnitude-7 earthquake triggers small tsunami in southern Japan

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TOKYO — A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Saturday off the coast of southwest Japan, triggering a small tsunami. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The earthquake struck at 5:51 a.m. (20:51 GMT) at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles) about 190 kilometers southwest of Kagoshima city, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

A 30-centimter (one-foot) tsunami was recorded at 6:45 a.m. on Nakanoshima, a small island to the south of Kyushu, Japan's southernmost main island.

A tsunami advisory for Kagoshima prefecture and a string of small islands was lifted at 7:20 a.m.

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