Japan Under Tsunami Warning After 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake

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A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck southern Japan early on Saturday morning, triggering a tsunami advisory.

The quake’s epicenter was near the city of Kumamoto and measured at a depth of 40 km (25 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The USGS minutes earlier reported a 7.1 quake with a depth of 7 km close to the same location.

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami advisory, which identifies the presence of a marine threat and asks people to leave coastal regions, for the Ariake and Yatsushiro seas.

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