An earthquake measuring 6 on Japan's seismic intensity scale struck western
Japan early Saturday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
Kyodo News reported the quake jolted Hyogo Prefecture and surrounding areas and originated about 10 kilometers (about 6 miles) underground.
The quake occurred at 5:33 a.m., local time.
The U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colo., measured the quake at 5.3 on the open-ended Richter scale.
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