6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes in sea off Japan

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck early Friday in the sea that separates three of Japan's main islands, about 100 miles southwest of Hiroshima, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck early Friday in the sea that separates three of Japan's main islands, about 100 miles southwest of Hiroshima, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The quake happened at 2:07 a.m. and was centered in the Inland Sea at a depth of 80 kilometers, the agency said.

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The earthquake posed no tsunami risk, according to the agency.

The Inland Sea separates Japan's largest island, Honshu, from the southern islands of Shikoku and Kyushu.

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