Large quake hits Japan
A magnitude-6.3 earthquake struck off Japan's southern island of Kyushu near the city of Oita, the US Geological Survey says.
It said the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.4, struck at 2.06am on Friday (6.06am NZT). It was 86km deep and was centred 50km northeast of Oita.
A 6.3 earthquake can cause severe damage, according to the USGS.