A magnitude 6.0 earthquake shook the region of Kagoshima in Japan on Thursday, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. The quake struck at 11:05 a.m. local time on Thursday.
Its epicentre was 29.4 degrees north latitude, and at a depth of 20 kilometres, it was 129.4 degrees east longitude. No tsunami alert was issued after the quake.
A strong quake jolted the Tokara Islands chain in Kagoshima Prefecture on Thursday, but no tsunami warning was issued, and there were no immediate reports of injuries or severe damage.
In April, the area saw a similar series of mostly minor quakes when 265 earthquakes ranging from Shindo 1 to 4 were observed.
Kyushu Railway Co. suspended Kyushu Shinkansen services for about 15 minutes following Thursday’s quake due to a temporary blackout, but it resumed operations soon afterward.