An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 rocked Japan's western prefecture of Wakayama near Osaka on Friday morning, but there was no threat of a tsunami, the weather agency said.

The quake occurred at around 9:28 a.m., registering lower 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in the prefecture's northern region, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

A cracked glass window at the Gobo city office in Wakayama Prefecture is pictured on Dec. 3, 2021, after a quake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 shook the area. (Kyodo)

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