A moderate quake of magnitude 3.9 shook Tottori Prefecture and its vicinity Monday afternoon, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the 3:39 p.m. quake.
The quake registered 3 on the Japanese intensity scale of 7 in Yonago, and the same in the towns of Saihaku and Aimi and the village of Hiezu, all in Tottori Prefecture.
The quake’s focus was some 10 km below ground in eastern Shimane Prefecture, the agency said.
The region is near where a magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit a wide area of western Japan on Oct. 6, injuring about 50 people.
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