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    5.2 magnitude earthquake hits southern Japan.

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    The Japan Meteorological Agency reported a mild magnitude 5.2 earthquake near Miyazaki prefecture, southern Japan, on Monday.

    The quake struck at a depth of 40 kilometers (24 miles) at 10.25 a.m. (0125GMT), according to the agency. No tsunami warning was issued.

    It registered a 5 on Japan’s seismic intensity scale, which reaches a maximum of 7.

    There was no mention of damage.

    The newest quake occurred following a massive magnitude 7.4 earthquake off Taiwan’s eastern coast on Wednesday, which killed at least nine people and injured hundreds more.

    The earthquake was the strongest to strike the island country in 25 years.

    In 1999, a 7.7-magnitude earthquake shook Taiwan in the middle of the night, killing over 2,400 people.

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