A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.0 hit northwest of Ryukyu Islands, Japan at 11:54 UTC (20:54 JST) on May 3, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Both USGS and EMSC are reporting it as M5.9 at a depth of 10 km.
The epicenter was located 141 km (87 miles) WSW of Kushikono, Kagoshima and 142 km (88 miles) S of Fukuecho, Nagasaki, Japan.
This earthquake poses no tsunami risk, JMA said.
There are about 2 000 people living within 100 km (62 miles).
54 000 people are estimated to have felt light shaking and 221 000 weak.
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Estimated population exposure to earthquake shaking
Selected cities exposed
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