BREAKING: Earthquake Reported in Japan

A preliminary magnitude-5.5 earthquake has struck near the Ryukyu Islands in Japan, according to EMSC.

The earthquake, which struck at about 2:24 p.m. local time on Wednesday afternoon, struck about 89 km south or Nishinoomote, Japan, and about 404 km south of Fukuoka-Shi, Japan, which has a population of about 1.4 million people.

According to preliminary estimates, the earthquake was deep.

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