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A Magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck off Japan's southern island of Kyushu near the city of Oita, the US Geological Survey said on Thursday.
It said the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.4, struck at 2:06 a.m. on Friday (1706 GMT on Thursday). It was 83 kilometers deep and was centered 50 km northeast of Oita.
A 6.3 earthquake can cause severe damage, according to the USGS. — Reuters