M6.1 quake strikes off Wakayama coast; no tsunami alert
Japan Today -- Apr 01
A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Wakayama Prefecture on Friday, but local authorities said there was no danger of a tsunami.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake struck at 11:39 a.m. off the Pacific coast at a depth of 10 kilometers. The epicenter was about 170 kilometers southeast of Osaka.

The quake registered 4 on the Japanese seismic scale of 7 in the southern part of Wakayama, the agency said.

No damage or injuries were immediately reported though heavy shaking forced some of the country's bullet trains to temporarily stop running, public broadcaster NHK reported.

1日午前11時39分ごろ、近畿地方で最大震度4の地震がありました。この地震による­津波の心配はありません。ただ、若干の海面変動があるかもしれませんが、被害の心配は­ありません。和歌山県南部で最大震度4を観測しています。
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