Earthquake jolts Ehime, Kochi prefectures of southern Japan – JMA

By Thomson Reuters Apr 17, 2024 | 9:46 AM

TOKYO (Reuters) – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 hit southern Japan late on Wednesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The epicentre of the earthquake was Bungo Channel, a strait separating Japanese islands of Kyushu and Shikoku, the agency said, adding that no tsunami warning had been issued.

(Reporting by Mariko Katsumura; Editing by Alex Richardson)