The USGS put the epicentre of the shallow quake about 160 kilometres (100 miles) from the town of Makurazaki in southwest Japan.
TOKYO: A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the southwestern coast of Japan early on Saturday (Nov 14), the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, with Japanese authorities reporting several small tsunamis on at least two islands.
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