Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — A strong earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 5.2 jolted Kagoshima Prefecture, shortly before noon on Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
There was no danger of tsunami from the quake, which struck around 11:56 a.m., the agency said.
The quake measured upper 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in the city of Kagoshima and lower 5 in Ibusuki, the agency said.
The focus of the quake was at a depth of about 10 kilometers in Kagoshima Bay, the agency said.
The No. 1 and No. 2 reactors at the Sendai nuclear power plant in the city of Satsumasendai has had no damage from the quake and continue to operate normally, Kyushu Electric Power Co. said.