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Powerful earthquake hits southern Japan

  • People gather outside a hotel after an earthquake in Kumamoto, southern Japan, Thursday, April 14, 2016.  A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 has struck southern Japan. Japan's Meteorological Agency said the quake hit at 9:26 p.m. (1226 GMT) and was centered in the Kumamoto prefecture. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

    People gather outside a hotel after an earthquake in Kumamoto, southern Japan, Thursday, April 14, 2016. A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 has struck southern Japan. Japan's Meteorological Agency said the quake hit at 9:26 p.m. (1226 GMT) and was centered in the Kumamoto prefecture. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman collects fallen dishes at a restaurant after an earthquake in Kumamoto, southern Japan, Thursday, April 14, 2016.  A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 has struck southern Japan. Japan's Meteorological Agency said the quake hit at 9:26 p.m. (1226 GMT) and was centered in the Kumamoto prefecture. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

    A woman collects fallen dishes at a restaurant after an earthquake in Kumamoto, southern Japan, Thursday, April 14, 2016. A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 has struck southern Japan. Japan's Meteorological Agency said the quake hit at 9:26 p.m. (1226 GMT) and was centered in the Kumamoto prefecture. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 has struck southern Japan.

Japan's Meteorological Agency said the quake hit at 9:26 p.m. (1226 GMT) and was centered in the Kumamoto prefecture.

The agency says there's no danger of a tsunami.

The extent of the damage is not immediately known.