posted on Mar, 19 2005 @ 09:14 PM
10:13 PM EST Mar 19
TOKYO (AP) - A powerful earthquake rattled southern Japanese on Sunday, swaying buildings and prompting warnings of tsunami.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The magnitude 7 quake, which hit off the coast of Kyushu Island at 10:53 a.m. local time, was centred at an "extremely shallow" depth below the
ocean floor, the Japanese Meteorological Agency said.
The agency cautioned residents near the water to flee to higher ground