An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 hit off the coast of northeastern Japan on Sunday however no tsunami warning was issued, the Japan Meteorological Company mentioned.
The epicentre of the 7.23 p.m. (1023 GMT) earthquake was off the coast of Fukushima prefecture and measured at a depth of 50 km (30 miles), the company mentioned. There have been no have been instant studies of harm.
Earthquakes are frequent in Japan, one of many world’s most seismically lively areas. Japan accounts for about 20 % of the world’s earthquakes of magnitude 6 or better.