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BREAKING: Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Strikes Southern Coast of Japan

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck off the southern coast of Japan, early Saturday morning local time and shortly before 4 p.m. EST on Friday, the U.S. Geologic Survey said. The temblor was initially estimated as a 7.0, but later revised to a 6.5.

The epicenter was located 89 miles west of Makurazaki, Japan.

The Japan Meteorological Agency has canceled tsunami advisories for coastal regions along the southern part of country.

The was no tsunami threat for the United States, the National Tsunami Warning Center said.


"A cold front moving across southern and western Japan is bringing showers to the region," AccuWeather Meteorologist Randy Adkins said.

"Showers can be expected for much of the day Saturday," Adkins said.