A strong earthquake jolted the Chugoku, Shikoku and Kyushu regions at around 6:50 p.m. June 25, registering a strong 5 on the Japanese scale of 7 in Shimane Prefecture.

The quake’s intensity was a strong 5 on the Japanese scale of 7 in Masuda, Shimane Prefecture, and a weak 5 in Tsuwano, Shimane Prefecture. The Osaka Meteorological Observatory said the quake registered 5.9 on the Richter scale. The epicenter was in northern Yamaguchi Prefecture with the focus about 20 km underground.

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