An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale jolted Japan’s Shizunai twon on Thursday, the US Geological Survey (US) said. The quake hit Japan at 3.25 GMT, Xinhua news agency reported.
No Tsunami threat was issued but Japan’s authorities have asked people to move away from the coastline. National broadcaster NHK said some “changes in sea level” were possible.
On March 11, 2011, the northeast coast was struck by a magnitude 9 earthquake, the strongest quake in Japan on record, and a massive tsunami.