JAPAN (CBS SF) — An earthquake registering a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 struck off the southern coast of Japan Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The quake struck at 12:51 p.m. PST at a depth of 6.2 miles. No tsunami warning was issued.
People reported feeling the quake in South Korea and China.
No damage or injuries were immediately reported.
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Strong earthquakes with an epicenter off the coast can trigger tsunamis, depending on the size and type of the fault movement. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center tracks earthquake data for the West Coast.